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The Coffee House Philosopher

Dragging Main in a small town


January 28, 2018

During the ‘50s and ‘60s, our family home was situated on “the main drag” in Hugoton, Kansas, which naturally enough was named “Main Street.” The street was also the principal north/south highway through the town, and intersected another east/west highway a block to the south of our house.

Teenagers of the time used a portion this layout of highways as a popular social complex to signify their coming of age. The complex consisted of a mile and a half of roadways that formed an L-shaped grid. Coming from the north, the grid began with an eight block distance from the Dairy Kream...

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