Small underpopulated towns were left out of the industrial revolution due not improving economically. Usually a poor town would not even have great resources to have a decent life. They couldn't have a drainage system to clean their water. They would eat off the floor, or starve for days. No shower to wash dirt of themselves. Kids wouldn't last a long time without proper care. If you were involved in the industrial revolution their wasn't so much positive stuff either. Kids would work 8 hour shifts at dirty factories due to their abilities to fit in small places. Smoke would be found in their lungs. People had hard working conditions in this era due to no improvements in the jobs.