Category Archives: Kansas

Big Brutus Electric Shovel – Kansas Tuesdays April 23, 2019

Updated April 23, 2019: added missing link to Tripadvisor which WordPress appeared to eat. I have never visited Big Brutus, http://www.bigbrutus.org/, the largest surviving electric shovel still in existence. It wasn’t the largest ever built, but there are no larger … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville, Illinois – Weirdness Wednesdays April 17, 2019

In researching yesterday’s Kansas Tuesdays post, https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/two-sets-of-hot-and-cold-water-towers-kansas-tuesdays-april-16-2019, I came across what claims to be the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. A point made by Vroom Car Rental entry (see link under their listing below): We will prevent further … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles from Kansas — A Thousand Miles from Kansas

https://videopress.com/embed/WGcu7jen?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 Why “A Thousand Miles from Kansas”? Easy. Dwight Yoakam, South Korea, and a yearning for home. via A Thousand Miles from Kansas — A Thousand Miles from Kansas. Worth a read as how he answers the question about the name … Continue reading

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Two Sets of Hot and Cold Water Towers – Kansas Tuesdays April 16, 2019

If you read my Mississippi Mondays yesterday – Ruleville Hot and Cold Water Towers https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/ruleville-hot-and-cold-water-towers-mississippi-mondays-april-15-2019/, I decided to check Roadside America today and found Pratt, Kansas https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/3488 had water towers named Hot and Cold. After a bit more research to see … Continue reading

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WICHITA KANSAS SECRETS!! (DOWNTOWN) – YouTube Video

A few of the things you can see in Wichita – WICHITA KANSAS SECRETS!! (DOWNTOWN): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6SkD08zAjc (about 7:16 minutes long). While many of the items are in downtown Wichita, it’s a bit of stretch to say some of them are … Continue reading

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DISCOVERING ROADS IN MISSISSIPPI — Sweet aroma

Kind of like the road in Mississippi If you make it dark and make it scary The result of a fight between GPS and me! Land O Goshen! ‘Twas a mess, When I ignored the GPS! My sister, the driver, … Continue reading

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KNORK Eco I The BEST Plant-Based Cutlery Ever Made! – Kickstarter Campaign Wichita, Kansas

Disclosure: a friend owns and uses some Knork flatware and I have used their Knork flatware. I believe his Knork flatware is stainless steel. I don’t own any of their flatware, but I was impressed with the Knork flatware my … Continue reading

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