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3 October 2020

Pepperell Mill

The below photograph shows all that remains of what was once a giant textile mill along 1st Avenue in Opelika. The smokestack and water tower, along with a small abandoned building, sit alone in a huge grassy plain just north of the railroad tracks.

I couldn't resist investigating the old ruins, and I took a few videos of my exploration:

Next are some pictures I took almost exactly five years ago of the same area. The mill had been demolished at that point, but the slow process of removing the debris had only just begun:

And, finally, one last present-day shot of the smokestack:


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