you’re from Independence, you still wear that name with pride. Just
about everyone we talk to tells us it’s a great place to raise children.
They’re proud to be the hometown of playwright and novelist William Inge, who wrote Bus Stop; Come Back, Little Sheba; and Picnic; set in small Midwestern towns much like Independence. Their hometown author is celebrated in the annual William Inge Theatre Festival, which has attracted marquee names like Steven Sondheim and Neil Simon as honorees.
Big city folks plunked down in rural Kansas.
“And then they marvel at cows, as you bring them back into town!” says Kym Kays, laughing.
On a road trip a few years ago we came across this derailed train and went over to shoot pics. It was rusty and had been there quite a while, then one day my friend told me he drove past and it was all cleaned up and gone.
Shot on Kodak Elitechrome 160T, cross processed, using a Lomography Sprocket Rocket.