You know those places you drive by and shake your head wondering why or how they’re still standing?   There are a few less out there, as spring cleaning/demolition is changing the look of Battle Creek’s local landscape.   Maybe you know of a few more that have recently disappeared or could be gone soon.

It’s Spring Demo Time in Battle Creek

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LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.