Pawnee Rock Post Office

Pawnee Rock Post Office

Barton County, Kansas – I have little personal history here, but in some ways it feels like home. I’m tied to the city through marriage and family visits, old photos, and great story tellers. For me, the post office is the heart of the city. For others it may be...
North School Entrance

North School Entrance

Neosho Falls, Kansas – Though a couple hundred people live in Neosho Falls, the small ghost town is a skeleton along the road. A flood in the early fifties sounded the death knell for what must have been, in its day, a fine little town along the river. This entrance...
Stark Service Station and Garage

Stark Service Station and Garage

Stark, Kansas in Neosho County – The small town of Stark has better features than this old garage, but I was drawn to the colors of this old place. The real star of the town is Murphy’s Mercantile, Old Time General Store, Deli and Coffee Shop. The place is...
Vernon, Kansas

Vernon, Kansas

Also see Cheryl’s entry about Vernon on Flyover People Another view of the little brown church at Vernon Vernon School The interior of the school is now used to store agricultural equipment Vernon downtown
Past Gas

Past Gas

Neosho Falls, Kansas – Slowing being absorbed back into the elements, this seems to the be remnants of an old gas station. Cheryl thinks it was a Phillips 66 station.
Elmo #2 (revised)

Elmo #2 (revised)

Elmo, Kansas – There is a kind of spirit that pervades the simplicity of the central plains. Those of us who live here understand it. Scenes like these, which are so spare, where so little is going on, can be really satisfying to us. Maybe it’s the uncluttered,...
Elmo

Elmo

Elmo, Kansas – I’ve passed by this area for decades without knowing that the remains of a small town is hidden behind some trees. There are some homes and a nice church, though most signs of industry – the mill, garage, scale house – look long...
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...
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