I live in Kansas.
We are in Reno County.
Hutchinson is also known as the "Salt City" because we are home to the Carey Salt Mines.
We are also home to the Kansas State Fair.
We are about 39 miles northwest of Wichita, Kansas.
We have about 43,000 people living in Hutchinson.
Not a big city, but certainly not a little town.
I have lived in this town since 1967 so it is my hometown.
We have a community college here and are home to the
National Junior College Athletic Association Basketball Tournament
which brings thousands of people from all over the U.S. to our city every March.
In the Underground Salt Mines many of the artifacts from Hollywood are stored along with film copies of most of the big films of our time.
If you know of the Dillon's Grocery Stores
owned by Krogers'
then you know they originated in Hutchinson, Kansas.
We are mostly a rural community.
An elderly community.
If you find yourself in Hutchinson, Kansas,
Come visit me!
What's your 10-20? I will be heading here to find out.
Interesting about the Hollywood Artifacts. When I think of Kansas I think of Wizard of Oz and The Dark Tower :)ReplyDelete
The whole world thinks of the Wizard of Oz when they think of Kansas....by the way that original film is in our Salt MineDelete
I have a dear friend that lives in Kansas... I've never visited or written (we talk on the phone and email) so there's no telling if you're neighbors! LOLReplyDelete
I lived CLOSE to Kansas -- in Colorado before! :)
Where in Kansas does your friend live?Delete
I'm nearby in Colorado. My roommate in college lived and taught high school in Oberlin for awhile. I'd make the local paper every time I went to visit, the town was so small!ReplyDelete
LOL that is funny. I know a lot of little towns with newspapers like that.Delete
I love how you did today's prompt! :) I have never been to Kansas although I have a friend that lives there. Would love to visit!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Where does your friend live?Delete
The first time I drove out West, when we moved from Florida to Colorado, I was amazed at how beautiful Kansas was--hilly, with fenceposts made of granite. The wind blew the endless green in neat patterns, and I loved it. Definitely not what I had expected!ReplyDelete
It surprises people that we are not FLAT!Delete
I've never seen Kansas and certainly had no idea about the artifacts and salt mines. That's pretty cool! It sounds like a nice place to grow up/live. I have to ask....do you have a cellar like the ones on tv?ReplyDelete
Nope no cellar at all. We don't even have a basement. I have lived here all my life and I have never even seen a tornado! We have them but I have never seen one. Our town has been really, really close thoughDelete
I am your state neighbor to the south, Oklahoma. Last time I went to Kansas (I've been a few times for mission trips and driving through) was for a cello for my daughter. It was in Independence Kansas. It was about a 4 hour drive. We didn't get the cello either. :( Oh well, it was a fun road trip with me and my daughter, and her best friend.ReplyDelete
We are quite a ways from Independence. We are right smack dab in the middle of the state. Good to meet you neighbor!Delete
How cool is that! I would love to go explore the salt mines!ReplyDelete
I would love to also. They have a museum and tours that go down, but I have just never gotten the chanceDelete