For a City Named Coffeyville, there is very little Coffee!

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downtown coffeyville!

Ever have the urge to go to a small assed little town on the kansas oklahoma border?  Well one choice would be Coffeyville Kansas.  The city claims to have all sort of fun historic facts about it, of course I don't know how much is just jibberish but some of it is pretty cool.

The first fun thing is that the town is named after James Coffee, and his arch rival is the guy who invented the left foot, right foot cowboy boot.  Historically they didn't specify foot direction, or something like that.  Also in the 1890's this town was the scene of a wild west style shoot out with bank robbers....  It is also the home of failed presedential canidate wendel wilkie, who got his ass handed to him by Franklin Roosevelt.  However he wasn't a sore looser like John McCain, and actually served later in FDR's cabinate, so good for him!

I was in Coffeyville for business.  There are lots of factories here, but very few full time residents of the city, which is tiny!  Most of the city was destroyed in 2007 by a flood, which was compounded by the factories spreading waste! 

So what is there in this town?  Lots of really good food, thats really cheap.  There is also a holiestic healing place, where you can go ona gravity chair, and et your foot massaged!  The ladies come far and wide to get 'er done. 

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downtown coffeyville!
downtown coffeyville!
The Antique stores in Coffeville s…
The Antique stores in Coffeville …
bank
bank
grain tower
grain tower
i love this sign
i love this sign
Coffeyville
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