Henry River Mill Village, a deserted mill town in North Carolina that served as backdrop for the dystopian blockbuster The Hunger Games, has been acquired by the SyFy show “Hollywood Treasures,” according to the Hickory Record. The program plans to auction the property for an estimated $1.4 million on behalf of its owner, Wade Shephard, 83. The success of the film has already ushered in a burgeoning Hunger Games tourism industry—similar to that in Forks, Washington, where the Twilight books are based. The Guardian reports that one company offers day tours of the surrounding county that include survival skills training such as archery, camouflage and fire-building.
Town You Purchased on eBay
- 1. Rename it for Your Chain of “Breastaurants”
- 2. Create a Religious Enclave—and Be Very, Very Mysterious About it
- 3. Sell Your Imported Wares…Albeit from the Middle of Nowhere
- 4. Develop a Blockbuster Tourist Destination
- 5. Create a Colony of Do-Gooders Dedicated to Eradicating Disease, Malnutrition and Poverty
- 6. Get Rid of It—Before It Ruins Your Life