Monday, May 19, 2014

Fear Ghost Schools Of The Kansas Prairie

Tragic report notes the consequence of fewer people making a living off the land: "Abandoned schools are seemingly common in Kansas – places where residents once had dreams of economic prosperity. Yet population is waning in rural America and has been since the Great Depression. Some areas resisted decline a little longer, seeing a baby boom after World War II, followed by a slow, downward spiral."

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

This not a problem only in Kansas. The population in Missouri north of I-70 is actually less than it was 100 years ago.
There was a time when the majority of our population lived and were employed on farms. Today, the industry does not require so much labor.
It is sad to see, but nothing stays the same forever.