Abandoned rural America

Lost Americana

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2015

Lost Americana

isn't about saving old buildings,

or preserving a way of life...

It's about what happens when

30 million people leave.

And the ruins they leave behind.

  In 1790 farmers made up 90% of the

work force in America.

  Or 3.6 Million out of 4 million people.

In 1880 over 23 million people worked on at least one of the 4 million farms in the U.S.

Roughly 50% of the population.

Between 1900 & 1950 the country averaged

31 million people a year working as farmers. On a record high 6.5 million farms.

By 1980 there were only 6 million farmers

on 2.5 million farms in the U.S.

3% of the total population

By 1990
the number of farmers fell below 3 million, on just over 2 million farms.

In just over a generation a population

the size of New York, Chicago, & Los Angeles combined (30 million) was "Lost".

In 2015 the U.S. Census showed

for the first time in history the rural population of America declined.

©1995-2018 Vincent David Johnson