Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

1/2/2012

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

It is the abandoned island that New York forgot for 50 years. But now, in a series of extraordinarily eerie pictures, the lost world of North Brother has finally been brought back to life. Just 350 yards from the crowded tenements of the Bronx, it was first occupied in 1885 as a quarantine centre for contagious diseases and became the city’s only official leper colony. for more click here

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