Empire, in the middle of the Nevada desert (USA), was once the home of 800 people who lived from the mining extraction of gypsum. The city was bought in 1948 by the United States Gypsum company, which did everything possible to attract labor: rents of $ 250 a month, a swimming pool or a golf course were some of the goodies offered to workers in that remote area. . But in 2011 everything changed. The corporation went bankrupt and the future of nearly 100 employees with their respective families was up in the air. His zip code, 89405, did not even survive and was suspended. It went from being a region full of life and wealth to a ghost town.
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