Dubbed "City of the Century", Gary, Indiana earned the moniker both in its rapid expansion and its meteoric decline when its industries failed. Now struggling to deal with an estimated 13,000 blighted properties, the town is fighting to cope with skyrocketing poverty and crime rates - and to deal with the scars that racism and deindustrialization have left behind as the reminders of its heydey crumble. Learn what led to the collapse in "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream". 

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