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Aug 21, 2017 - Total Eclipse !!!

Powhattan, Kansas is rural. There is no store, or retail business of any sort. There is a portion of the only original building remaining in town that is dedicated to the US Postal Service. And down the road there's a beautiful school for the Kickapoo Nation children. The post office is open Mon-Fri 10:30 to 12:30. The town's population is almost 60. The town is surrounded by corn. In fact, 800,000 lbs. of corn are processed here each year. Stock eat more corn than people do. I thought corn was corn and found it endearing that the...

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Aug 20, 2017 - Eclipse Eve

I got home from work, showered, and was on the road headed to Powhattan, Kansas by 4:45 pm. That's Pow as in how, now, cow...not as it low, mow, tow, as I had been saying it. When you get to the real deal, you learn how to pronounce it! Wow! or, Pow Wow Powhattan! I was just on the other side of Des Moines when the traffic almost came to a stand-still. I had been dreading the eclipse traffic for weeks as I read about the multitudes descending on the 70 mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to South Carolina. After all, I had only gone...

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