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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Antelope School, built in 1924, is located in the ghostly remains of the town of Antelope, Oregon. Antelope is best known for its takeover by the Rajneesh group in the 1984. This spelled the demise of the school as a learning institution. For two years, followers of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh used the school as their home. When the commune crumbled, the school was not reopened, and presently the community itself only has 46 residents. While I expected the school to be creepy, it was actually kind of sad. When you peered into the windows, there were still books on the shelves and desks and chairs in the classrooms. A group is trying to get it listed on the National Register of Historical Places. I hope this happens.
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