The tale of a distressed American town on the doorstep of a natural paradise

Orick, California, is the gateway to Redwood National and State Parks.

The town of Orick sits just steps away from Redwood National Park. It has prime real estate for recreation and tourism, so why are its motels and restaurants shuttered and its residents impoverished?

(Image credit: Mark Stephenson/Flickr)

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