Close to Home

One of my favorite “close to home” adventures is just south of Salina, KS.

Classes were in session at the Smolan High School from 1926 – 1950.  The last graduating class had 3 students.  Elementary and junior high classes were held there until the closing of the school in 1987.  In 1996 the school was occupied by the Hickory Tree BBQ Restaurant.  It’s no longer open, I miss that place!




Salemsborg Lutheran Church.  Built in 1929.


Certainly didn’t plan on the serpent!


The stone pulpit stand on the site of the original sod church


Coronado Heights overlooking the Smoky River valley





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