The GUARDIAN is coming off a two week, 5,000 mile road trip to the heartland of America. The trip was to make photos for some state-specific social studies textbooks with visits to Chicago, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Kansas City, Wichita and the rural areas in between.
We came away with some thoughts and observations–some sad and others humorous–about what makes us who we are .
We will try to share what we learned in some postings with appropriate links to Boise and Idaho. We hope to post these “WHATTA COUNTRY!” vignettes on slow news days.
WINGATE, INDIANA– Like most small towns in rural America this little village with a faded vibrance is proud of its athletic accomplishments. Couldn’t help but think of the Chicago Cubs when we read the sign posted at the edge of town:
“STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
1913 and 1914”
Other towns had signs like, “Regional Class B Girls Softball Runners Up 1988.”
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