An excerpt from the film Where The West Begins.
The town of Empire, NV was once a thriving company town. United States Gypsum (USG) owned the town including the land, homes and town facilities. In January of 2011, USG permanently closed its operations in Empire. Over 300 people were forced to leave and a chain link fence surrounds the entire town to this day. Today, Empire is touted as 'America's newest ghost town.'