Ask Cody Weber why he feels so motivated to spend his savings, sleep in his car, and outrun stray dogs all in the name of exploring Iowa and he’ll say, “I am looking to broaden my connection to history.”
Matthew Christopher, creator of Abandoned America spent the last decade documenting the forgotten structures of America. Each has its own unique stories waiting to be told with hauntingly beautiful photos to match.
“Neither my mother nor I ever knew my grandfather. What we do know is that he was killed on 11 May 1945 while serving on the U.S.S. Evans (DD-552) during the Battle of Okinawa in WWII. When she presented me with his Purple Heart and told me his story, I was without words. Men like Zachariah Fike are making it possible to give other military families closure and peace through his Purple Hearts... View details ⇨