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Schreiman Orchards
Waverly, MO
Photo courtesy Jim & Judy Marshall


Schreiman Orchards Front
Waverly, MO
Photo courtesy Jim & Judy Marshall

Located an hour east of Kansas City and an hour west of Columbia is the historic Schreiman Orchards roadside market, now celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Check out a close-up of the roadside sign below as well as a closer up look of a 6th year of bumper crop peaches. 07-03

 

Close up of sign
Photo courtesy Jim & Judy Marshall

The peaches
Photo courtesy Jim & Judy Marshall

 

 

Hippie Memorial
Arcola, IL
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's the Hippie Memorial, located in Arcola, IL. Not sure of the hippie significance of the site here, but it's a memorial nonetheless. 06-07

 

 

Bledsoe's Beach
Lake James, IN
Photos and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here is a place that is about to be demolished for lakeside development, although the timetable is not known for the project. Bledsoe's Beach came about in the 1940s, or maybe a little earlier, and was a big teen hangout in the '50s & '60s with its dance hall. Changing times brought on its eventual demise.

Bledsoe's Beach signage
Lake James, IN
Photos and info courtesy Alan Culley

 


Here are photos of the old dance hall, the roadside sign and the lakeside sign. Bledsoe's was located on the western shore of Lake James, a few miles north of Angola, IN. 07-07

 

Bledsoe's Beach Dance Hall
Lake James, IN
Photos and info courtesy Alan Culley

 

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