Remains of an abandoned and dilapidated homestead in east county San Diego. All that remains under the stars is a chimney and broken fragments of a wall.
Some of the buildings I've found were abandoned not due to forest fires but rather economic blight and leaving for better prospects. At one time, a family may have built a home and perhaps a business around the land. Times were a booming and they may have lived well for a while, but whatever natural resources they accessed were eventually depleted or other changes caused economic hardship. And perhaps their descendents no longer wanted to continue living here and decided to move away.
This is the remains of an old homestead in east county. Probably abandoned for at least 70 years or more. I can only imagine the people who lived here before, sitting around the fireplace enjoying some good times. Unfortunately, I was saddened to learn that the chimney fell over due to very high winds sometime during February 2020.
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