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mendelman

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No no. It was an oversight. I'm sure the 'p' fell off.
That's what I automatically assumed, but then I asked the Google machine and I was soon disabused of that assumption.

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Gedunker

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Underground utility location markings?
Not utility locates, pavement markings. Stop bar with no stop sign; parking lane closure line; no cross-walk. Somebody in NC needs the approved NCMUTCD, stat!
 

Planit

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I kinda like the chest a drawers. Looks like the town was/is a furniture manufacturer.

Very furniture oriented. They host the market furniture show twice a year.

For example, if you're in furniture industry, you'll go to "Market" in April. The cool part is when Market is over, you can by some great samples for dirt cheap and those pieces are better constructed because they're being shown.
 

Planit

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Hey there's a BBQ joint in our collective favorite town:

 

Maister

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This is the quintessential scene from Kenya: a combination animal feed store and 'computer secretarial college'
Humans always do what they gotta do to survive and get by.
 

Planit

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I have to do some calculating on exchange rates, but $35 seems a lot for a 2 course lunch. ($1US = $1.5AU so about $23US)

And just at the corner there's an interesting name for a cafe
 

kjel

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And just at the corner there's an interesting name for a cafe
It's a quote from the British show Keeping Up Appearances :ha:
 

Maister

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Can someone explain to me why this location is designated as a 'train station'? An important stop for folks who are interested in collecting sand?
 

JNA

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Eudora, AR could compete with Cairo, IL for ghost town main street


Look what Parkdale, AR has on their main street
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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Look what Parkdale, AR has on their main street
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I was waiting for the tumbleweed to roll across the road.
 

TOFB

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Sad to see this old ballroom where I have played countless gigs is shut down.

It sits in a hole about 50 yds from a River; thus the floodwall.

Check out the name through the partial obscuring. F-Land
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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Out in southwest Montana on I-15, there is a north facing slope covered in evergreen trees. As you can see, the surrounding area is bare other than prairie grasses. Perfect micro-climate and orientation to allow such growth. Always find it interesting when I drive by.
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JNA

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Levee maintenance at Old Shawneetown, Illinois


change the streetview
2012 before
2016 after
 

Dan

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Want to be as far from COVID-19 as possible, but you don't want to go to the middle of the desert? Head to Liberal, Kansas. According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map, there's no cases for a couple hundred miles around the city. Garden City and Dodge City are also COVID-19 free, but Liberal is in the middle of the no-COVID zone. Life in these little western Kansas towns might be boring. They all have small "other side of the tracks" neighborhoods, but otherwise they seem like idyllic middle class meccas from the air and on the ground. They're not shrinking, so they're doing something right -- my guess is welcoming immigrants.

Wide streets everywhere. Fire chiefs must love it.

This house.

A standard 1920s-era planned subdivision. And a mid-century modern house in the middle. I saw a lot of them Googledriving Garden City, too.

Seems like the 1950s and 1960s were boom times for Liberal, based on the bulk of the housing stock.

The hosuing stock isn't that diverse, though. Lots of ranches, ramblers, some mobile homes, and a few working class apartment complexes.

Every city has to have an east side.

Downtown has seen better days. No facade restoration here; aside from the vacancies, it's straight out of the 1950s.

There's a bunch of 1950s motels. Even the commercial signs are out of the 1960s.

Vehicle-oriented commercial. Meh.

I'm going to bet the Mexican food is probably pretty good in Liberal.

I'd rather ride out the zombies in Garden City.
 

willbaska

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Want to be as far from COVID-19 as possible, but you don't want to go to the middle of the desert? Head to Liberal, Kansas. According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map, there's no cases for a couple hundred miles around the city. Garden City and Dodge City are also COVID-19 free, but Liberal is in the middle of the no-COVID zone. Life in these little western Kansas towns might be boring. They all have small "other side of the tracks" neighborhoods, but otherwise they seem like idyllic middle class meccas from the air and on the ground. They're not shrinking, so they're doing something right -- my guess is welcoming immigrants.

Wide streets everywhere. Fire chiefs must love it.

This house.

A standard 1920s-era planned subdivision. And a mid-century modern house in the middle. I saw a lot of them Googledriving Garden City, too.

Seems like the 1950s and 1960s were boom times for Liberal, based on the bulk of the housing stock.

The hosuing stock isn't that diverse, though. Lots of ranches, ramblers, some mobile homes, and a few working class apartment complexes.

Every city has to have an east side.

Downtown has seen better days. No facade restoration here; aside from the vacancies, it's straight out of the 1950s.

There's a bunch of 1950s motels. Even the commercial signs are out of the 1960s.

Vehicle-oriented commercial. Meh.

I'm going to bet the Mexican food is probably pretty good in Liberal.

I'd rather ride out the zombies in Garden City.
Fascinating. Gotta love a good western Kansas town. Reminds me of No Country for Old Men when I go out there. My mother was from Colby.
 
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DVD

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Liberal might actually have good Mexican food. The nearby slaughter houses hire a lot of migrants.

Lived in Salina too long. They're all shut down before any of this crap spreads to them.
 

JNA

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I used to live down this lane in Synder, TX in the house on the side NOT at the end.
 

DVD

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I'm not sure about small towns in Maine and their attitudes, maybe LP can tell us, but Kansas small towns are afraid of everything and will jump ahead of most of the country in protecting people against the problem. They're still afraid of the 1980's gang activity from LA and don't get them started on drugs. They provided parents tips on spotting drug dealers around your kids. Apparently the in school dealers have started wearing t-shirts with kittens on them. My kids still laugh at that one and now one several shirts with kittens.

Yes, any Kansas small town could easily be a Steven King book.
 
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