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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

What Moving an Entire Town Was Supposed to Look Like In the Future

What Moving an Entire Town Was Supposed to Look Like In the Future

Back in 1900, the German chocolate company Hildebrands included with their chocolates some promotional postcards with illustrations of what the year 2000 might look like. The cards featured personal flying machines, moving sidewalks, and even machines that would help move entire city blocks.

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan has the fascinating story of six towns that were more or less picked up and moved in their entirety. Her post even includes the town of Hibbing, Minnesota — where my grandmother's family is from!

Read more about the history here.

This article originally appeared at Gizmodo.

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This Automated Drive-In Market Was Pretty Retro, Even For 1956

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