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Huddled in the hills of North Carolina -- not too far outside of Hildebran but clear on the other side of the county from Broughton, the state's largest mental hospital -- there lies a ghost town named Henry River. The abandoned homes and company store are always eerie, but there is something in the light of dusk that makes them even more so: gap-toothed windows sprout trees; slack doors open to nothing. Built in the early 1900's around a textile mill, the town peaked fast but fell soon. In fact, it hardly made it past sixty -- an age most of us would deem too young to die. In its time, however, Henry River was remarkable: it generated its own electricity and operated under its own currency; it ran its own school and its own church; swam in its own swimming hole and churned its own moonshine, but the community that once thrived now sits as empty as an unpaired shoe.
This is also the filming location of 2012 box office hit movie, The Hunger Games.
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