Dark Yards

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Cast aside and abandoned by two communities – the ‘Dark Yards’ today spans both sides of the Racine/Mount Pleasant boundary – stretching from the ‘gateway’ Durand Avenue railroad bridge to DeKoven Avenue. Once regarded as the gateway to Racine, the ‘Dark Yards’ have been reduced to a dumping grounds, continuously falling victim to budget cuts and street light removal – the attempts to two communities to phase out the most devastated, impoverished and desolate part of the cityscape.

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