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Thanks for the story Gilbert. We have a lot of fading towns in Massachusetts too, especially those which were the home of just one factory. Jim J. Gilbert Plantinga wrote: > Yes, primarily the advent of affordable air travel. But there's more. > Up the side street ("Short Ave.") on the right of the frame one block > is a traffic light on the "new" Route 17, called the "Quickway," which > is a divided expressway built in the '60s. The Quickway is scheduled to > become Interstate 86 in the next few years, which means that the > traffic light will have to be removed, and the pizza joint and gas > station/convenience store at that corner, which are the only viable > businesses in Parksville, will also disappear, no doubt. While I was > making the picture, the owner of Big Willie's barbecue restaurant on > the left in the picture came out to ask me what I was up to. He'd > bought his business about three years ago and was losing his shirt. > There's been talk of trying to rescue the region's economy by bringing > in Indian-owned gambling casinos -- it's a hot topic. > > Gilbert > > On Oct 13, 2007, at 1:26 PM, Jim Hemenway wrote: > >> A look at the map shows no nearby interstate, so did the migration of >> said to New Yorkers to other, more distant tourist spots kill the town?