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    Posted January 21, 2014 by
    McCarthy, Alaska
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    Abandoned buildings

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    Abandoned buildings of McCarthy, Alaska

    These are some photos of buildings of McCarthy, Alaska. McCarthy is a town next to Kennicott that became a ghost town when the Kennicott copper mine closed in 1938. McCarthy has a very colorful history. Since no gambling or drinking were allowed in the mining town of Kennicott, McCarthy evolved as a diversion for the miners, providing saloons and a red light district. At its peak, McCarthy provided services to the area's 800 residents. Unlike Kennicott, however, McCarthy has always had a few hardy souls who have made it their home.
    Besides the abandoned buildings there are still a few business there like the general store and a Pizza shop. Being in the pizza business I found it quite unbelievable that one of the only business in McCarthy was a pizza shop. My wife just had to get a photo of me with the pizza sign.
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