On May 10, 2008, an EF4 tornado tore through Picher, which killed seven people and destroyed more than 100 homes.

Picher was officially unincorporated as a town in November 2013, dissolved after surviving a number of buyout efforts, the tornado, piles of chat, poisonous lead and zinc leftovers that affect the central nervous system, and decades of intense mining that, rumors have it, left holes underneath the ground the size of the Superdome.

Take a look at what remains of the northeast Oklahoma community in these 2014 photos