Nearby I found a fetid, mosquito-breeding body of water that turned out to be the old swimming pool of Funtown, a defunct amusement park which once featured rides, a miniature golf course, and a model rocket showing a film of an imaginary trip to the Moon. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr complained that his daughter couldn’t go there because it was for whites only. Two years later, it closed because its owners refused to integrate. Now black and white homeless men live there.

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