Several years ago when I delivered our local newspaper to rural areas I was introduced to a little unincorporated town called Thomas. It was just a wide spot in the road with approximately 6 houses. Before that time I did not know that it even exsisted. I have since learned that it did at one time have more residents and that my aunt Nellie lived there for a while after she married.
I also know that at one time it also had a dance hall and as the photo shows a general store and a post office.
Both of these have been gone for many, many years. This fact has caused me to wonder why some towns continue to grow and prosper and others just fade away