Dark clouds ahead, as we head east across the plains toward Kansas.

Old steam engine in Dodge City, Kansas. For Larry, the name Boot Hill had a certain allure! Alas, there were no boots there. - Or bodies for that matter. Draw, pardner! - Or get outta Dodge! You could buy a brew in this place - but Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon were nowhere to be found.
The village idiot in some small Kansas town - had erected several hundred feet of this attraction - along the side of the road. A close-up of his work. And one more.  That's enough. We stop to see a long-time ham radio friend - Dale Clark in Wellsville, Kansas. Bill and Dale in Dale's ham radio shack.
Now we're in Kansas City - visiting with our friend Derrell Hankins. Derrell took us to the Arabia Steamboat museum. - It sank in mud in 1876 and they've recovered - lots of merchandise from it. - This is the hardware section of the display. Elegant china looked brand new - not over a hundred years old! More items retrieved from the wreckage. A replica of the steamboat's paddle wheel.

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