City for 800 000 dollars

• City for $ 800,000

The All Saints' Day, also known as Halloween in the United States held an auction. One of the lots - a ghost town. The village of Johnsonville, Connecticut. In 1830 life was in full swing here. Then something happened. The entire population has left the area and the once bustling township now walks the wind.

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The place is considered "bad."

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The fact that a hundred years after Oblivion village bought an eccentric millionaire named Raymond Schmitt.

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And he had a dream to transform this area into a tourist attraction of top-class. To the people here I am playing weddings, amused.

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Part of wooden buildings from time to time turned to dust. But Raymond did not give up.

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Together with his wife they found somewhere a pair of Victorian houses, including a school built in 1863, was loaded onto the wheel and brought to the village.

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Church that in the photo, was built in 1876 in the nearby town. Before transporting it along the boards had carefully taken apart and re-lay down in a new place.

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In 1966, Schmitt bought at auction the old steamer. It was towed to the Connecticut river, and the second part of the path the ship rode in the back of the truck. Step by step Schmitt collected a copy of their own Victorian town: a post office, a sawmill, a hairdresser with mannequins and tools for shaving.

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The pearl of the village Johnsonville became mansion named Emory Johnson Homestead. It was built in 1840.

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The five generations of Johnson family lived in it until the settlement is not completely depopulated.

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Among the residents in the area have a belief that the estate at night wandering spirits of the workers from the mill, of which after death funeral right here in the living room.

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Schmidt wanted to turn the village into a place, which will host live performances. Guests will be met by the staff, dressed in Victorian outfits. The organ in the living room.

Dreams shattered when a thunderbolt hit the main building of the hotel. It burned to the ground.

The owner did not give up. But funds for the maintenance of the village melted. And along with them melted and morale. Locals in the area still remember a couple of already elderly people strolling among the dilapidated buildings of the handle and lovivshih fish.

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Schmitt died in 1998. Those who fall into the village, there is often a sense of: - And do not get out of here as soon as possible if. Who knows, maybe the old man's ghost still wanders around and guards this place.

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cobwebbed village Johnsonville on the verge of total collapse. But there is still hope that the All Saints' Day, will be found brave and buy the item with the name of a "ghost town." 26 hectares of land. 8 buildings, including two churches, a restaurant and a mill.

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Oh yeah, and a pond with a waterfall together.