Another example how to deal with days past can be admired in Jerome, an old miner’s town. Today’s population is a mere 5% of what it used to be 100 years ago when copper was plenty. So, where did all the people go, and what happened to the houses?
The ones that appear not to be abandoned cultivate lucrative traditions
or celebrate an unprofitable business by placing it at a location that makes it particularly difficult. How would you arrange the book shelves?
For the curious tourist, accommodations are plenty,
and transportation is traditional.
Then there are the true and timeless inhabitants, always slightly annoyed.