Friday, April 18, 2014

Where is...?



I am being a rebel today! I
am doing today AND
tomorrow's today and doing
my Easter post tomorrow.

Back to regular programming.
Our first stop is P-Pleasant
Hill, Mo.

Before 1865 the whole town
was situated on a hillside-
hence the name Pleasant Hill.
Then it moved to a valley closer
to the trains.

The Historic Downtown is
listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Downtown used to be the best
place to watch the trains.

In and around downtown
visitor's will find many
other historic sites to see.

If you are in town in mid-
July, look for the fair. It is
sponsored by the Chamber
of Commerce.

Home to the Kansas City and
Pleasant Hill National Weather
Service Forcast Office. This
office serves 37 counties in
northern and western Missouri
and seven counties in Kansas.
You will not miss the "golf
ball" shaped radar tower located
on the grounds. The Pleasant Hill
office provides radar services and
supplies images to all local and
regional  TV meteorologists.







Our second stop is Q-
Quinter, Kansas.

Named after the
Reverend James B.
Quinter.

It is located in western
Kansas halfway between
Kansas City and Denver.
Most would say "out
where it is flat."

In the early days it was a
farming community, now
they rely on small industry
and a growing and bustling
Main Street.

Interesting facts:

They have the shortest
highway in the US.
Highway 212

In November 2006, Waldo
McBurney, resident was
named the "Oldest Worker
in America." He was 104!
He was a beekeeper until
shortly before he passed
away in July 2009 at the
age of 106!!
There's hope for all of us.


~Keep on Dreaming~

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoy these posts M! Although I am behind on my traveling I look forward to catching up on the places to visit!

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    1. Glad to hear this!
      Don't miss anything.

      M : )

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  2. I've driven through Pleasant Hill. I had never heard of Quinter. I'll have to look into it! Have a nice Easter, Melinda! Twyla

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    1. Thank you!

      Wishing you and your family
      a Happy Easter!!

      M : )

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  3. I bet your series is helping a writer come up with some settings for a book! (I'm hoping some cozy mystery writers, especially!) :O)

    LuAnn Braley
    AJ's Hooligans @AtoZChallenge
    Back Porchervations

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  4. Working at 104! I feel like quite the slacker.

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