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Highway 3 - November 2007.

National City Stockyards - August 2001.

National City, Illinois
Lonely Illinois Highway 3 is the main northward route out of East St. Louis. It is lined by abandoned industrial sites, active rail yards, abandoned gas stations, resurgent vegetation, and a collection of small towns.

First among these is National City, once home to the East St. Louis stock yards which lured thousands here seekign work.

The stockyards are bracketed by the spectacular ruins of two abandoned meat packing complexes - Hunter to the south, Armour to the north.

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