In this Nov. 14, 2013 photo, discarded furniture and other belongings sit inside an abandoned home in Cass, W.Va., inside the National Radio Quiet Zone. Home to many early-20th century railroad towns,... more 
In this Nov. 14, 2013 photo, discarded furniture and other belongings sit inside an abandoned home in Cass, W.Va., inside the National Radio Quiet Zone. Home to many early-20th century railroad towns, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory settled on Pocahontas County in the 1950s in part because there was no industry in the area that posed the threat of creating radio frequency interference. Today, some of those railroad towns attract tourists, as does the observatory, but remnants of an old way of life persist. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky
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