When a rural or small town has its school boarded up and closed down, its shops, town hall and heritage buildings sitting empty and in a dire state of disrepair, when it gets to absolute rock bottom, maybe then, and only then, can it start to reinvent itself? Its residents must finally choose to collectively play on its unique strengths to ensure the town remains relevant. To not do so is to slide into oblivion…a heritage sign and a scenic lookout point becoming the final indignant reminders of what came before.
Daily Archives: August 17, 2012
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