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The other side of Murphy Village, on the other side of Edgefield Road, huge mansions - some Irish Travellers from the other side call them "monstrosities" - are competing with each other in terms of showing off and wealth! And they almost all look deserted with blocked windows. There is a ghost town atmosphere (mixed with a feeling of an unfinished town left by its inhabitants because of fraud or bankruptcy...) on this part of Murphy Village. Rumours say they were built thanks to different types of scams (insurance frauds...).
Nobody wanted to have their picture taken on this side of Murphy Village. I was even told by aggressive women to "go away", I was also asked to give them proof of my identity. I really felt observed through the houses' covered windows and the enormous pick-up tinted windows... Till I felt unsafe and made a move back on the other side.

Murphy Village, North Augusta, South Carolina is a community of around 2000 Irish Travellers who settled there in the late 60s. They bought some land, following the advice of Catholic priest Father Murphy who also had a catholic church, St Edward, built in Murphy village.
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The other side of Murphy Village, on the other side of Edgefield Road, huge mansions - some Irish Travellers from the other side call them "monstrosities" - are competing with each other in terms of showing off and wealth! And they almost all look deserted with blocked windows. There is a ghost town atmosphere (mixed with a feeling of an unfinished town left by its inhabitants because of fraud or bankruptcy...) on this part of Murphy Village. Rumours say they were built thanks to different types of scams (insurance frauds...). <br />
Nobody wanted to have their picture taken on this side of Murphy Village. I was even told by aggressive women to "go away", I was also asked to give them proof of my identity. I really felt observed through the houses' covered windows and the enormous pick-up tinted windows... Till I felt unsafe and made a move back on the other side.<br />
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Murphy Village, North Augusta, South Carolina is a community of around 2000 Irish Travellers who settled there in the late 60s. They bought some land, following the advice of Catholic priest Father Murphy who also had a catholic church, St Edward, built in Murphy village.