Midwest ghost towns

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A friend of mine recently came back from traveling all over the Midwestern USA on an extended road trip, & reported to me that there are TONS of abandoned towns there. "Town after town after town... completely empty," she told me.

So, having been born in Minnesota, I know how inhospitable the Midwest can be in winter; nonetheless, my naughty little squatter imagination lit up as soon as she mentioned this to me.

If there are so many entire towns that are abandoned in these states, what's stopping us from going & squatting them towns & taking the mover?

Of course there would be difficulties in figuring out how to provide heat, water, food, etc., but surely we could find a way.

Something I've been turning over in my mind & thought I'd share with the StP forum....
 
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Go onto ghosttowns.com, it's a website where you can check out states Where you can find ghost towns. (You can find some in Canada also)
Great tool if you need a place to squat at.
 
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Sounds like there is a lot of living space going to waste! What are the Midwest squatting laws like?
Good question! I had no interest in squatting at the time I left Minnesota at the age of 12 so I'm clueless, so I'll look into it. But regardless, if there's no one in town, that presumably means no police too, so... how much does it matter?

The epidemic of empty Midwestern towns helps clear up for me the mystery of the mass exodus of people to the West Coast urban centers that we've been seeing over the past couple decades, & especially recently. I think a lot of people just decided to move to a nicer climate. Me & my family were just years ahead of many of them.
 
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Good question! I had no interest in squatting at the time I left Minnesota at the age of 12 so I'm clueless, so I'll look into it. But regardless, if there's no one in town, that presumably means no police too, so... how much does it matter?
Most of ghost towns that are in the middle of no where have no cops
 

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