MagazineMar 7, 2012
Slab City By Erik Thayer
Somewhere on the edge of reality is this place. Slab City, a former military base that was closed after World War II, Slab City is a place on the fringe both geographically and philosophically and attracts a variety of people, including jobless and financially struggling recession refugees who can no longer pay for food and housing They live a frontier existence, a hard life made more harsh by the elements. No water, no electricity, it’s a wicked landscape, dotted with expensive RVs, beat-up trailers, tents, art installations. It’s a place that exists in legends that are told around campfires or by train hoppers huddled in a box car. A report by Erik Thayer. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook and Twitter or join our Flickr Group.