Small Towns

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles a man in a small town in Pennsylvania that does a pretty good impression of Santa Claus, if you ask us.
Dec 27, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mark Byrnes' slideshow introduces the most welcoming welcome signs in North America.
Oct 22, 2011   The Atlantic
A week after the Ames straw poll in Iowa brought all the hype to America's heartland, Money magazine announces its annual ranking of the nation's best small cities. The Midwest dominates the Top 100 list, with the Northeast coming in second.
Aug 15, 2011   Money
The U.S. Postal Services is considering a plan to close more than 3,600 of its 32,000 post offices. This piece from <em>New Urban News</em> looks at the impact of those closures on the small towns likely to be affected.
Aug 11, 2011   New Urban News
Every summer, tiny Manchester, Tennessee, becomes a metropolis of rockers and concertgoers as the Bonnaroo music festival comes to a nearby farm. This piece from <em>Governing</em> looks at how the town adapts to the surge.
Jul 29, 2011   Governing
Census data shows that Lacrosse, WA (pop. 315) and other small, rural towns are getting smaller. Some blame the Conservation Reserve Program. But Lacrosse and many others aren't going quietly - they're fighting to hang on.
Mar 17, 2011   The Spokesman-Review
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Jan 25, 2011   Grist
Gensler has revealed the designs for The Museum of Bond Vehicles + Espionage, which will be located in Momence, Illinois. Momence, pop. 3000, is hoping the museum could jump start their economy and put them on the map.
Jul 19, 2010   Fast Company
Small movie theaters, long thought dead, are having a comeback as vital centers in small towns across the country.
Jul 8, 2010   The Infrastructurist
Small town movie theaters are seeing new interest from community members who are fighting -- and volunteering -- to keep them open.
Jul 5, 2010   The New York Times
Jackson, New York and several other small upstate towns have entered the immigration wars by passing a law requiring all official town business to be conducted in English.
May 14, 2010   New York Times