As I drove back and forth across America from Texas to California and back several times, I noticed these tiny towns along the way that were once thriving and now considered retirement towns or snowbird cities. Curious, I started stopping and asking the locals about the towns and what they used to be like. I found that most of the towns were farming, ranching, or logging towns. Through learning how and why these towns started to dissipate, I saw a pattern. Most of these industries were being affected by industrialization or environmental issues, causing jobs to cease. I also noticed the pattern with the political demographic, with most families being conservative. There are also drastic rises in drug abuse and suicide in young adults as the towns declined. 

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