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to Coats, Kansas [mostly photographs]

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Daniel Kalal, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Daniel Kalal

    Daniel Kalal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    It isn't likely that Coats was ever very large, but it was evidently fairly prosperous during and just after the first world war (judging by the dates on the buildings).

    Heading west towards Coats. At least the road into town is paved (for now).
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    Between the water tower and the grain elevator--that's Coats.
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    The view south on Main Street.
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    The post office occupies a corner of the old Ford dealership.
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    Two gas stations in town--both long closed.
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    The greeters came out to see me.
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    Methodist on the left; Baptist on the right--both date from around 1920.
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    That's the bank on the right.
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    At some point, the ties will deteriorate beyond their ability to hold the rails; but, for now, I guess they're good enough.
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    The main road south out of town.
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    Back on the road, running east of Coats.
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  2. Mike.C

    Mike.C GT Reference

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    Thanks for the great insight into Small Town USA Daniel. Country towns in Oz are often struggling too, being a country farm boy I have fond memories of small town life inthe 70's and 80's but now it's all big business farming and the soul has gone.

    This pic says it all to me.

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  3. jamileh

    jamileh Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yes, Daniel - your pix are always so evocative. And the ones that include your gorgeous moto - its exotica just looks so incongruous in some of the settings.... makes for great photos. Always enjoy your posts - thank you for sharing.
     
  4. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Brilliant as always Daniel, thanks so much for your continuing posts.
     

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