Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Peabody looks like my kind of town. Love the bridge. Many of these WPA (I guess) bridges won't be around much longer. Good to grab them while they're around.
Marion had two larger bridges that were replaced with modern bridges, and from the looks of this one it won't be around much longer. Peabody had a surprisingly huge city park, very well maintained.
Nice pics, Tom. Drove through Wymore's downtown yesterday, and it has quite a few interesting buildings and textures, much of it empty. If you haven't hauled the camera up there, might be worth it. I had kids in the car and needed to get home for dinner, so I didn't take any myself.
Wymore does have a lot of cool buildings, but it's been years since we've been there. Maybe time for another road trip... Thanks for the reminder.
I was born in Newton, Iowa. My grandparents lived in Marion County. I think Mr. Peabody owned the coal company, but that was a few states over.That bridge in the header is fabulous. Likewise, the photo. I've got a post percolating about a bridge - one that plays tunes. I do love me some bridges. ;)
I wonder if Mr. Peabody's wife was named Florence! A tune-playing bridge? Gotta love it. Can't wait to read it.
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