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Abandoned on the Plains: Fragments of the American Dream is a very interesting book that leaves you asking lots of questions.
Basically, the book documents one couple's tour of central American plains, where the population density is very low and abandoned buildings are rife.
Tony and Eva Worobiec are photographers that have explored many different abandoned American locations during their trip.
From homesteads to grain silos, farm buildings and barns, these building are often weathers, but hold beautiful secrets pointing to the past inside.
An abandoned bathroom cabinet holds medication prescribed decades ago, and on an old kitchen counter there are spraycans and old pan lids amongst the peeling paint and general debris.
As Tony and Eva point out in their introduction, you can never know what happened to the families that used to live in these desolate and lonely buildings. Whether they simply moved on, went broke or got fed up of the isolated lifestyle is up for debate. Land on the plains does not hold much value and so it doesn't seem to be the sort of place young people nowadays would choose to live their lives.
This book is a riveting glimpse into these abandoned buildings and you can easily spend hours pouring over the images, taking in every single details and coming up with your own explanation as to why these places were abandoned.