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The abandoned Maryland Silk Mill is a virtual time-capsule

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For 50 years the abandoned Maryland Silk Mill has sat collecting dust.. and local ghost stories. What was left inside has become a time-capsule of forgotten machinery, paperwork, tools, clothes, and calendars.

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Photographer, Darryl Moran recently visited to capture the strange and forgotten building, which is also the last intact silk mill in the country.

Originally built in 1905, by September of 1920 the mill employed 359 people. By 1957, the employee number had dwindled to just 67. The building was nominated in 2007 for the National Trust of Historic Preservation of America's Most Endangered Historic Places.

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If you want to take a tour of the plant, toss the current owner Herb Crawford a donation and he'll take you on a personal tour of the building, with the money going towards restorations. And don't forget your camera…

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