Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Concordia, KS, June 11-12, 2012


With several points of interest to see in Concordia, we were up and at it early.  The Orphan Train Museum was our first stop.


Many displays and many stories, some good and some not. 

Before the children were sent on the train, they were pre-assigned to a couple in the destination city and given a number.  Here is a baby bonnet with the number 25 sewed on.



Our next visit was the Brown Grand Theater.  Beautifully restored a few years ago, but with recently discovered structural issues in the stage area, they can now only show movies until it is repaired.


While at the theater, we were asked if we had toured the nearby WWII POW camp, we told them not yet.  One of the folks at the theater told us we could meet him after lunch and he would give us a personal tour.



We had a wonderful tour led by Paul.

Later in town we stopped to see this floating rock, yes it weighs 1800 pounds, yet it floats and rotates on water.



Tomorrow we head to Lindsborg, KS.


Travelwithwhippets said...

Interesting post! I still can't figure out the floating rock, but then I never took physics in school. Just proves there are interesting things to do and see if you bother to look, no matter where you are! -- Dianne (signing MY name, because Roger probably DOES understand how the rock floats!)

Travelwithwhippets said...

I'll need to look it up :-). You have one of those hats with the big flap in the back! I have seen a lot of those, lately. Roger

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Did you buy any cigars from that Indian Chief? At 5 cents each that was quite a bargain. :c)

Linda said...

Dianne-I don't know how it works was just cool, and it rotated very fast. Roger-yes, my had does have one of those flaps, keeps the sun off my neck or I can fold it up in the hat if I want. Paul and Marti-No, no cigars, btw, this fellow was a newly made one.

Jim and Sandie said...

That floating rock is fascinating. Interesting post today.

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