It Is not boring to say that it was a dry day. It got up to upper 80s. I was fighting a headwind most of the day of 13 mph.
From Joplin there were a few more miles in Missouri and a small part of the ride in a corner of Kansas and down south into Oklahoma.
Luckily the street was not this crowded today. Galena, KS was just a lead mine to begin with and the town was formed and it boomed.
The train station houses the history museum. That is well worth the stop. Drop money in their jar.
The Eisler Brother Store and been in Riverton since 1925. Today is gives you what you need.
Empire dam falls are due to the local power plant. I liked the view.
i remember the road side park on the two lane roads that we traveled when I was a kid. When I looked up what Google could show me, I find that the idea came from a Michigander, Herbert Larsen. In 1918 he was a recent U of Michigan engineering grad working for the highway department. He could not find a place to stop and do a cookout while he was traveling. He purchases a plot along U.S. 2 in the Upper Peninsula and created what he could not find elsewhere. The idea really caught on. Now we call them rest stops.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.