Locomotive 8166 at Latimer

Locomotive 8166 at Latimer

Latimer, Kansas – I’ve always loved railroads, and especially the rush that comes when I’m near massive energy of a fast-moving train. Before its demise, I worked a year or two as a switchman for the Rock Island railroad. In any kind of weather – and...
Sundown on the Flour Mills

Sundown on the Flour Mills

Salina, Kansas – The sun sat on these mills decades ago. A transition from railroads to trucking made it more economical to ship grain to the higher population centers before milling. Of the five big mills orginally operating in Salina, only one is still in...
Michigan Valley Grain

Michigan Valley Grain

Michigan Valley, Kansas – There is more to this small town than a faded main street (previous post), so I’m adding a second photo to provide some balance. This active agriculture center provides important services for the area. The photo would be more...
On the Bridge

On the Bridge

Susie Aber & Cheryl Unruh take a slow walk over the Halstead suspension bridge. The movie ‘Picnic’ was filmed, partially, in this park (1955). I believe my family watched part of the filming, but I was very young and can’t remember much of it....
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