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For sale: 'The Hunger Games' District 12 town

If you have a spare $1.4 million -- are you listening Mega-Millions winners? -- you can buy the abandoned North Carolina village that portrayed Katniss Everdeen's hometown in "The Hunger Games" movie. Henry River Mill Village was built in the early 1900s as a planned community around a yarn factory, and after the mill closed, the 72-acre tract and its remaining buildings were bought by Wade Shepherd, according to an Associated Press story. He says fans have been swarming around the property to get a taste of District 12, and he's ready to sell.

The North Carolina tourism agency also is looking to cash in on the frenzy surrounding the movie, which was shot there. It has assembled a self-guided tour called "12 Places To Experience 'The Hunger Games,'"which includes filming sites as well as spots the stars hung out. Among them, as described by the agency:

-- DuPont State Recreational Forest, home of Katniss’ pond and the place where Peeta camouflaged himself. Shots of the airstrip were fashioned into the aerial view of the train speeding toward the Capitol.

-- Charlotte, whose Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Knight Theater and other locations doubled as the Capitol.

-- Uptown Shelby, whose private warehouses accommodated the Reaping, the Hob and other District 12 sites.

-- Craggy Pinnacle Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lake beside the Cornucopia quenched the Career Tributes’ thirsts and at North Fork Reservoir the Games’ bloodiest action was filmed.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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