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Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekend Special: Bohnstein Hill

This old postcard from 1951 features a view overlooking Waldron from the top of Bohnstein Hill.  This panoramic view of Waldron greets visitors coming in from the south.  This picture appears to have been taken from the parking lot of Epperson's station. 

Immediately to the south of this spot, veering off of 71, Featherston Street begins.  As kids, we would sometimes ride our bikes to this spot (or push; we never actually made it all the way up the hill) and coast down all the way to the four-way stop at Featherston and 8th. 

This postcard was sent by "The Orrs" to Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Johnson in McPherson, Kansas.  The Orrs reported the following:

Eating breakfast at Crutchfield Cafe at 10:00 a.m.  Stopped at farm a minute.  Be home about 3:00 p.m.  Your place is so pretty, wish you were here with us.  We are just across the street from Dozier's Store.  Try and see you soon.  Love, The Orrs.

1 comment:

  1. James B. JettMarch 19, 2011

    I rode that hill many time. I actually could make it up the hill by doing a zig zag with my bike. Of course I was skinnier back then. I couldn't even probably coast down the hill now.