KC area Photo Tag

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by ajayhawkfan, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Bird Man

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    The Vassar Playhouse at the jct of 368 and 268 near Vassar Ks. and Pamona Lake.
    Mrs. Bird Man tagged this one.

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  2. jgrooms

    jgrooms Been here awhile

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  3. jgrooms

    jgrooms Been here awhile

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    Ok Bird post something!
  4. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Nice.

    What year is that BMW?
  5. Bird Man

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    I have two other tags I want to use but the pics are not good enough.
    So we will go with this one.
    Located on a small eastern Ks town on a U.S. highway.
    I don't know how to make the pic bigger but if you enlarge it you should find a helpful clue

    Ajayhawkfan it is an 05 and she really likes it.
  6. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    I can't find a way to enlarge the picture. However I know where it is. :D

    An 05? Wow looks much newer.
  7. rycomm

    rycomm Been here awhile

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    The old Playhouse looks pretty rough again. Back in the 80's there were a few passenger rail cars used as dressing rooms. They did a weekly melodrama / opry show. I remember being around before a performance when I was a kid.
    My parents always liked the idea of it, but never attended a show back then. Someone bought it and built the earth contact house sometime after that.
    In the mid 90s it was for sale again, so my dad bought it. He spent many hours and late nights cleaning, wiring and refurbing the old barn. He added a kitchen in the rear and re opened it as an opry / dinner theater in 1997 I think. It drew a crowd for a couple of seasons. I was the chief volunteer popcorn popper (and janitor/ dishwasher). I'm pretty sure it never made any money, but my parents really enjoyed it. My mom did the menus and most of the cooking. The bands were from throughout the region, but there was a fairly regular "house band". My parents bought a different house near Branson, sold the barn and house after my brother graduated high school. I hadn't been back in several years until the recent Warden phototag. It brought back some memories for sure.
    If anyone knows any other history or such about it, let me know. I'm curious. I know it was at one time affiliated with Pomona Lakes' most newsworthy incident; the Whiporwhil, but that was way before me.

    Ryan
  8. Bird Man

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    Here is a link to the picture in my Picasa album maybe it can be enlarged there
    https://picasaweb.google.com/108394...&authkey=Gv1sRgCJ_969Sw1byPDw&feat=directlink
  9. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Larger picture for everyone.
  10. Bird Man

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    Thanks for the pic enlargement
    In case you can't enlarge the pic any more the hints on the plaque say that in the year 2000 this restoration won 1st place from Kansas State Historical Society ,Kansas Museum Assn. and Kansas Pride. It was moved to this location in town from it orignal site. This building dates back to 1856.
    John Brown is said to have used this cabin for freed/or otherwise traveling slaves on the underground railroad.
    Also claims to be the first settlement/building by a white man in this area of Kansas.
  11. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    Would have been a plan!

    I'm just back from a week of RV camping, hiking, and whatnot in Colorado. The game is picking up steam! :ricky

    The usual suspects will be ............ you know where.......... starting the 12th. Drop me a line if you have some time off!!
  12. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    This thing seems to die when it goes out west.....
  13. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    South-Soutwest. :D
  14. dirtykdx

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    Not far at all. I've got stuff going on tomorrow, but I should be able to grab my follow up tag tomorrow and then pick this one up Sunday morning....unless someone beats me.
  15. Phil in K.C.

    Phil in K.C. Been here awhile

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    Yes...that...

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  16. Bird Man

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    good .... I was beginning to think more hints were going to be needed.
  17. bcinkc

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    Lol, I was trying to stay quiet until I had time to get out there for the tag. I was planning on riding out after golf on Sunday. Looks like he's beating me to it.
  18. dirtykdx

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    Well, that was embarrassing. I made it out to where my new tag was going to be, got a shot there, made the trip down to where I thought this one was, only to have the wrong place, went ahead and grabbed a shot there, then went to try to find the real location, since it had to be real close, only to have my phone die. No phone battery, no pictures, so I headed home.
  19. Bluebone

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    lol....thats why i always shut my phone off when going for a tag. for some reason traveling makes phones use up batteries quicker.
  20. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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