Pardon my mess, while I clean up.
The Road to Lost Americana
This week I’m going to set off like I normally do every few months, on a road trip documenting rural America... I know what I’m going to find and it hasn’t changed for almost three decades now.
A Road Trip I Never Took, But I’ve Already Been On The historic Smith Brothers General Store, now more antique store than general store, sits on the corner of 4th Street and the Lincoln Highway in Clinton, Iowa. Its fading painted sign is analogous of the faded traffic and business
Lost Americana is going a bit off the topic from looking at fading small rural towns, for a brief few posts to explore the few remaining old ballparks in America. America’s oldest baseball stadium Rickwood Field is a must visit for any baseball purist and fan of Americana. The Cubs’
As social distancing becomes the norm, are drive-ins are making a return. Sadly it may may not last.
Like many small rural high schools enrollments were continuing to shrink and the consolidation of schools is an almost annual occurrence in many state.