Home on the Range

Monday, January 09, 2006

Truepeers once said he'd never been to the middle of the US and wondered what it looked like. I thought I'd save him the trouble. Here's the oldest known picture of our local specialty, dating from 1884. You can usually count on one of these every week or so in Sedgwick County during the May-June season.

High resolution version, to get the full flavor.

21 comments:

terrye said...

Ahh yes, but a picture can not do it justice.

I wonder what happened to the photographer.?

Doug said...

That is a menacing looking one.
I got to spend my one summer in Tornado Country in Gardner, Kansas.
...but we had a Concrete Missile Control Center to hide out in when things looked rough.
And plenty of radar.
Going home across Kansas/Colorado scared the bejusus out of me though:
45 mph Flat Out in my 1300cc VW across the plains w/ a bell of a headwind and a bunch of black clouds all around.
---
Popsicle Toes and the Edith Pee-off

Doug said...

Opps, I was thinking of the CHRISTmas Photo shoot link:

Doug said...

That was one humdinger of a headwind, I'll tell you.

Eric Blair said...

I almost miss those.

Almost.

Doug said...

Cheney Public Library
Thank God the old
Ticker is still Talkin.

Doug said...

"Ad Astra per Aspera "

Buddy Larsen said...

Tha's some meaningful hot air, MeaninglessHot Air!

Buddy Larsen said...

i don't think you're in kansas anymore, Dougo.

Doug said...

How would you knowo?

Doug said...

The Ticker is Talkin,
and were still Walkin.
So stay off of my cloud,
Christopher.

Buddy Larsen said...

Nice to see you making your usual sense this fine morning, Doug.

Doug said...

It's midevemorning here,
wherever that is.

Doug said...

Standard Time.
For Doug

Doug said...

Back on Earth,
Wretchard has a classic post.

Buddy Larsen said...

willgo read--thanks--

Buddy Larsen said...

Wonder if the NW Iran Revolutionary Guard plane crash and the contemporaneous NE Iraq Blackhawk crash are somehow related? Go, Special Forces. Sorrowful news on the crash, but, you know what i mean.

Doug said...

It ain't no tea party,
that's fer sher, Dorothy.

truepeers said...

Thanks MHA. I did make it to ST.Louis once, but that was wintertime and the country was not wholly unlike our Alberta, where i've spent more time. I used to live in southern Ontario, which is midwestern in some respects.

Anyway, I'm one of these people who looks at maps and dreams. When I finally get to my big road trip around middle America, what are the must sees?

Buddy Larsen said...

Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas, plus UT campus in Austin, the Highland Lakes, Hill Country, several huge limestone caverns, a Spurs game in San Antone, all less than an hour from lunch at my place, in the hills between Dripping Springs and Blanco and Johnson City.

Yes, I'll BBQ you a steak, 'Peers, if you make it this fur south.

truepeers said...

Sounds great, Buddy. Dripping Springs (;-