The Worst Town In The Nation

Gene Weingarten searches for the 'Armpit of America."
December 3, 2001, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Take a small town, remove any trace of history, character, or charm. Allow nothing with any redeeming qualities within city limits -- this includes food, motel beds, service personnel. Then place this pathetic assemblage of ghastly buildings and nasty people on a freeway in the midst of a harsh, uninviting wilderness, far enough from the nearest city to be inconvenient, but not so far for it to develop a character of its own. You now have created Battle Mountain, Nevada."

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Published on Sunday, December 2, 2001 in The Washington Post
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