Small Town Kansas

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Today JoLene’s cousin Vi took us on a drive through the KS countryside…

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…to have lunch in the town of Marion.

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Typical of so many small towns here, Marion is also the county seat for the county of the same name.

We had lunch at a cafe.

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Then I noticed that Marion has an art “theme.” Just as my home town of Harrisburg, PA,  has life-size decorated cows all over the city, this town has the theme of rhinoceros – go figure! Each place of business has a small decorated rhino out front, as this Oriental  beauty.

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Today is the annual Arts and Music Stroll, so there were swveral vendors on Main Street.

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Here is Ronald Beeton, a photographer, with some of his work. You can check out his photos in detail at beetonphotography.com.

Of keen interest to me was the fact that a Mr. Schmidt of Lehigh was giving rides in a covered wagon pulled by two mules.

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Of course, I had to have a ride, and to my surprise, JoLene and Vi got on board, too.

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Meet Tom and Jerry.

Then I went around the corner to get a photo of the Court House…

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…important in my memory because JoLene and I went here to get our marriage license in December 1965.

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A rain shower at sunset in KS. Good night.

 

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