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Date: 04/01/21 06:24
Dark Summer
Author: ETFuller

Bryan Bechtold takes a road trip through Kansas during the Dark Summer of Covid-19, and visits a lonely station on the route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief.

http://thetracksidephotographer.com/2021/04/01/dark-summer/

Edd Fuller, Editor
The Trackside Photographer
http://thetracksidephotographer.com/



Date: 04/01/21 07:44
Re: Dark Summer
Author: MSE

Nice photo essay.

There is a surprising amount of things to do in Hutchinson.
  • Kansas Cosmosphere, which is generally thought to be the second best space museum in the world.
  • STRATACA (they write their name in all caps), which is an underground museum in a salt mine. It is where the original prints of Gone With the Wind, Friends, and The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson are stored, not to mention all kinds of artifacts. 
  • Prairie Dunes which is one of the best golf courses in the United States



Date: 04/01/21 09:50
Re: Dark Summer
Author: pennsy3750

MSE Wrote:
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  • Kansas Cosmosphere, which is generally thought
    > to be the second best space museum in the world.

Out of curiousity, who takes the #1 spot?  Smithsonian Air & Space?



    Date: 04/01/21 11:37
    Re: Dark Summer
    Author: mpe383

    This site puts it at #10 in the US.  A nice museum with an SR-71... among other artifacts.

    https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-aviation-aerospace-museums-united-states-3301104



    Date: 04/03/21 04:39
    Re: Dark Summer
    Author: cozephyr

    Impressive night image of the Kyle RR with moon rising opens the article 'Dark Summer'.  Edd, thanks for sharing Bryan's photos & article with a web link with us.



    Date: 04/03/21 10:21
    Re: Dark Summer
    Author: MSE

    Yes, Smithsonian is #1.

    The Cosmosphere is #2 for these reasons:
    • it includes the largest collection of Russian/Soviet hardware outside of Russia
    • It has a V-2 (quite rare)
    • the way the museum is set to guide you through the history of the space program 
    It is not as big as many others but it is the quality of the experience that gets it to #2.



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    > Out of curiousity, who takes the #1 spot? 
    > Smithsonian Air & Space?
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