Michigan Valley, Kansas

Michigan Valley, Kansas

The town has a large grain / elevator complex a couple blocks from this, but main street looks like this. A couple other buildings, nicely matched to this one, give it some company.
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....
Survivor

Survivor

One of the surviving original structures, after a class EF-5 tornado annhilated Greensburg, Kansas last year. An army of laborers has made incredible accomplishments, cleaning up the rubble, and making progress at rebuilding the city.
Elmo Elevator

Elmo Elevator

Elmo, Kansas (Dickinson County) – Little is left of this town. A church and a cemetery are the most preserved spots. I have driven by Elmo for years, without knowing the remnants of a small town were hidden in the trees, just off the highway. Its existence was...
Gas City Watertower

Gas City Watertower

Gas City, KansasA watertower makes a convenient billboard for the city. It usually has the town name, sometimes promotes the local athletic team, gets special treatment on holidays. Gas City is one of those that found a unique way to personalize the tower, painting it...
Trimmin’ the Pork on Wall Street

Trimmin’ the Pork on Wall Street

Fort Scott, KansasWall Street is going up in smoke? We took a trip and checked for ourselves. Sugarfoot & Peaches BBQ, a small shop on Wall Street is putting smoke to good use, and diversifying its services with ribs, gumbo, brisket, sausage and Cajun boiled...
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