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Junction City park memorial, I had an ancestor help build it

So my original plan for this road trip was to visit states I have ever been to before, and Kansas and the others around it I've already been to, so the logical route would be to stay in the Dakotas, instead of add 1000 miles and five days to my trip. However, my family is from Junction City, and to not stop would have been a bad idea. The last time I was here was thirty years ago, and my uncles are getting up there in age, to  the point where the last time you see them might be the last time you see them, so I have no regrets altering my course. I stayed five days, got the big tour of the little city, and drove on. The old high school is now a history museum, there is a Buffalo Soldier memorial, and other military monuments, since it is so close to Ft Riley. One thing I learned in the museum is that the photo of the bar in the Cheers opening credits came from here. I have the photo posted. It was hot! 100 degrees. Rain had been following me for the first half of the trip, but it ended abruptly at the Kansas state line. Since most of the five days was personal, very little is posted here, but it was probably the most important part of the trip. One thing I did learn is that my pack rat tendencies are hereditary, my uncles collect everything as well. This is also the stop where I got my oil change

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Junction City park memorial, I had…
Junction City park memorial, I ha…
Park gazebo
Park gazebo
Police officers memorial
Police officer's memorial
WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial
Old downtown
Old downtown
Original high school, now a museum
Original high school, now a museum
This photo is in the opening credi…
This photo is in the opening cred…
Museum display
Museum display
My great-great grandparents owned …
My great-great grandparents owned…
The Buffalo Soldier Monument
The Buffalo Soldier Monument
Junction City
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