What Would You Do With Your Own Ghost Town?

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Kitsault, British Columbia, is a town not unlike many written about in fantasy novels and movies. However, this place and its history is entirely real. U.S. mining conglomerate, Phelps Dodge, founded this community for the workers of its molybdenum mine in 1979.

Only 18 months after the residents established their place in this community, they were forced to evacuate in the middle of the night. With the prices of molybdenum crashing, Phelps Dodge could no longer afford the town and ousted his residents without notice.

Follow this virtual tour and discover this gorgeous relic from the 1980’s:

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This rustic sign leads you into this town preserved by time and vacancy.

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These picturesque views of mountains and lakes surround you as you drive into town.

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Apartment buildings were available for those who didn't need a single family home.

Apartment buildings were available for those who didn’t need a single family home.

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And while weather may have worn on the outside of this home…

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…the inside, while dated, is in great shape. Must be the lack of people lousing it up!

And now, this once deemed worthless town has just been sold to businessman Krishnan Suthanthiran to the tune of 7 million dollars! Check out this video below where he shares his vision for the future of this ghost town:

 He seems pretty passionate, but if you have a little over $7 million to spare, maybe you can barter a deal and make your very own dream town!

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This plaque became futile not even a year later.

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This town hall is just one beautiful aspect of Kitsault’s community center

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This Maple Leaf Pub served as the post-work watering hole.

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This trailer-esque elementary school housed 85 students.

 

 

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A fully stocked library remains in tact today.

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A grocery store full of shopping carts is ready to filled with food.

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While this town may be stuck in the 80’s, it has the modern conveniences of a gym…

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…and pool and jacuzzi

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