“Be a shame, there was a fire…”

“It existed from 1853 until 1964, when the last of the residents were forced out to make way for an industrial park, with such parks dominating the area to this day. During the time the residents fought removal under eminent domain statutes, many of the buildings were destroyed by acts of arson.”

“Russell City, California” on @Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_City,_California?wprov=sfsi1