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Community Spotlight: Emporia

Granada Theatre MarkeeLocated in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the Emporia Granada Theatre – restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the William Allen White House State Historic Site and Lyon County Historical Museum

Posted on March 21, 2011 7:12PM by Becky Blake

Community Spotlight: Concordia

 

Once a month we’ll highlight the well-known sights and charming secrets of a Kansas town. Here, you’ll find details about a quaint rural community in the north central part of the state.Established in 1872, Concordia is home to the Whole Wall Mural, America’s longest sculpted brick mural. The 140-foot carved-brick wall showcases the history, people and places of the Cloud County area. Scenes include the Minersville camp where coal miners lived in the late 1800s, a biplane owned by aviator Charlie Blosser and the Republican River bridge constructed in 1893.

Posted on February 7, 2011 5:46PM by Becky Blake


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