Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cowtown

With the snow on the ground, I think I was the only visitor to Old Cowtown, Wichita.
Historic buildings.
The small shops.
Shopping back in the day...
The last time I bought tennis shoes, I was asked, " and what kind of exercise are you going to do in these?"
My response was, "run the vacuum."
Shoe selection was quite simple, wasn't it.
Pantry
These were herbs in the pharmacy.
And, if the herbs didn't work...
ommmm
hahaha

16 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

We really do have mind boggling choice to make these days don't we.

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, I can remember buying tennis shoes. Keds and they only came in 3 colors. That was a huge decision because we could only afford one pair. I normally got white and when they were so dirty that washing couldn't whiten them, we used white shoe polish. Times sure have changed.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love places like this. And I had to laugh because "Cowtown" is what we call Calgary.

When I was a kid, my Mom used to put white shoe polish on my flat soled runners too. Boy, those were the days, eh?

Out on the prairie said...

Had a state park to myself today, maybe cause its zero .

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Looks like such a great place to tour! You're taken way back in time. What fun!

E. Angelina said...

What strikes me is how all the colours are earth-tone. Some might think it bland but it is refreshing to not have so much going on. Zen like. :)

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, hahaha...I guess we all did the white shoe polish trick. How funny.

Steve, Not too many people venture out to a park when it's that cold. I was surprised I was the only person there...it was a beautiful day, even though it had snow on the ground.

Martha, I love going to places like this. My mind has a hard time wrapping around "life" back then. I love it. I just bought a book...It's diaries of women from back in those times.

E. Angelina, I Love Zen... I think that's why I love photography so much. I go zen while taking pics.

ellen abbott said...

Nice pics. I would be happy with fewer choices. Too many makes it too hard to decide.

turquoisemoon said...

Ellen, I agree...

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, for Christmas my sister-in-law gave me a wonderful "travel" book for the Kansas/Missouri border region. There are sections on Civil War sites and post-Civil War on the trails west and many other subjects areas. If you're interested, the name of the book is "The Big Divide" by Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart.

The truth is that I think you could really write a fine book on sights/sites to see in Missouri and Kansas and illustrate it with your photographs. Just a thought. Peace.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Quite a nice collection of photos of this old town. I like how you told the salesclerk that your main exercise was running the vacuum! -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Dee, I have a book that I love and use. There's also a book...I think it's the Seven Wonders of Kansas. The Big Divide sounds wonderful. Kansas has much history and it's often overlooked. That's a great idea. Thank you of thinking of it for me.

Barbara, hahaha...it was the truth and she gave me the funniest look.

Ashling said...

LOL!!! Great photos; what a fun place to explore.

turquoisemoon said...

Ashling...it was so much fun. I think I was the only person there, so I could really look around, take my time and take some fun pics.

Cathy Sherman said...

Love these beautiful photos of Cowtown, bringing back many fond memories of being a tour guide there as a Girl Scout. I love your perspective and gorgeous photos, particularly showing that you can visit Cowtown in the winter.
Here's a post I wrote with a slideshow of photos showing some summer festivities. http://catherinesherman.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/old-cowtown-museum-celebrates-independence-day/

turquoisemoon said...

Hi Cathy, I read your review/post of cowtown. it was fun and interesting. It's an interesting place to go. I may have to go there when they're entertaining with gunfights, rides, etc. I'm sure there's a huge difference.