Ghost Town of Treece, Kansas

The old mining town of Treece, Kansas has met the same fate as the towns of Picher and Cardin, Oklahoma and the homes were bought out by the federal government and are destined to be removed.
The town is undermined and surrounded by chat piles and contaminated with lead.  Photos by J. Schehrer, 2011
Old crumbling houses dot the landscape at Treece, Kansas.
Old abandoned stores on the Main Street of Treece, Kansas.
This water tower, built only a few years ago, stands watch over the dead town.
An empty street runs through an overgrown jungle of old houses and trash.
Update:  April 2012.  The town of Treece, Ks. is completely gone and almost all of these buildings have been bulldozed down.