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Oct 29, 2008 - Hiawatha, Kansas

Wednesday October 29…9:00pm We did have a great nights sleep, and it never did get any colder than it was yesterday evening. Saw gas today for $1.99 US per gallon (0.634 CAN per litre!). Didn’t need to buy any yet, but from what I’m seeing online we’ll be filling up at this price sometime during our travels through Kansas or Oklahoma. We drove most of today on a fairly new 4 lane highway. There wasn’t really a logical back road route to get to where we wanted to go, so instead we made good time on the main road. Fortunately it wasn’t a busy...

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Oct 25, 2008 - A Memorial for the Ages

When Sarah Davis died in 1930, her husband, John Milburn Davis, immediately began work on her memorial. The Davises had accumulated a lot of wealth after years of successful farming and a frugal lifestyle unburdened by children. After Sarah's death, John spent liberally on a series of life size, Italian marble statues of himself and Sarah. John ended up spending about $200,000 on the memorial, all the while ignoring pleas from his neighbors to instead use his wealth to help his community weather the Great Depression years. Davis reportedly...

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Nov 13, 2006 - Kansas

Ok...so we are driving along and we get to Kansas and I get his weird little "familiar" feeling which is strange because I have NEVER been to Kansas before until I realize that I've seen the Wizard of Oz like a million times (my kid) and the area that we are crossing looks exactly like the movie (and here I pause to wonder if it was even filmed in Kansas but if it was not they did good) so if feels like I'm somehow recognizing it....humm...weird.

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