The haunting disappearance of Pine Point, pop. 1200
There had been a few buildings on the site, but the town as most remember it was built in the early 1960s by a joint venture between the government of Canada and the Cominco mining company. It had the usual small-town businesses, an elementary school and a combined middle/high school. If you visit the folksy town-history site Pine Point Revisited or navigate your way through a hypnotic website called Welcome to Pine Point (about which more in a minute), you’ll meet characters familiar to towns and high schools everywhere: popular kids and intellectual loners; jocks and cheerleaders; kids in a rock band; guys who got in fights and the pretty girls who liked them for it.