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At The Cafe


April 11, 2018

In some of our towns one of the first businesses was a cafe, or some place to get a meal. I have traveled the great plains from Canada to Texas, and have this image of a typical plains town of the 1940's or early 1950's. This was before the interstate highways. As a kid, my parents traveled across the country several times on summer trips. Without super highways it took a long time to get from Colorado to east of the Mississippi!

Think about a two lane road, generally on one side is the railroad track, and it serves grain elevators and maybe even a bulk oil dealer or two. Perhaps there are...

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