The Lope: Greensburg, Kansas, 1990s Memories

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Greensburg, Kansas, 1990s Memories

Today is the 4th anniversary of the tornado that nearly destroyed Greensburg, Kansas, in 2007. I've recently been digitalizing my old Hi8 analog tapes from the 1990s and ran across two time capsules - visits Patsy Terrell and I made to Greensburg on days of touristic bliss. Enjoy a trip to the Big Well and two trips to Hunter Drug:

This one, March 28, 1992, was shot at a time when famed soda jerk Richard Huckriede was not working; if anyone can comment and identify the folks at Hunter Drug, please do:

Almost four years later, March 16, 1996, Richard Huckriede gives us a little background and practiced his carbonated alchemy:

See also....

Remembering Greensburg contains photos shot in 2006 of some of the same locations seen in the videos.

Greensburg Before and After


Greensburg "After" - Downtown

...and Greensburg "After" - Highway 54.

Better yet, visit Greensburg this Spring. The city has reinvented itself as a showplace of green technology.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they rebuild Hunter Drug?

Thu May 26, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Ace Jackalope said...

No, they did not rebuild Hunter Drug, but I have heard that part of the soda fountain will be in a new museum.

Fri May 27, 09:55:00 AM  

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