Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wilson Kansas is Haunted!

At least that is what Dan’s fellow Chapman High School C’62 graduate and his wife told us.  I am inclined to believe what I am told by people who live right there in the city.  And, they have experienced the “cold air” feeling as have others.  So, there you go.  Believe it or not!

If you are traveling to Wilson, there are several non haunted stops---well, I’m not sure about the water tower….

First, we enjoyed our lunch at Made From Scratch Cafe on main street.  Wilson has a population of only 757 and my opinion was this little restaurant does a great job of serving good, rural type food.  As a side note,  reviewers from big towns like Raleigh NC and Pensacola Florida should know that when a restaurant specializes in homemade pies they will be made from scratch and food on the small buffet was like Mom’s.  There is not a gourmet cook in the back—hey, big city people, ask the friendly waitress what the small town restaurant is known for when ordering.

Next, our hosts drove us around town to see the sights.  First is the World’s Largest Czech Egg.  It towers 20 feet in the air,  was painted by local artists and commemorates the local Czech heritage.

IMG_0748-001 Next is the old water tower.  It was built in 1907 for the purpose of “fire and sprinkling”.  Later the top water hold structure was removed and the structure was used as a jail.  Visitors to the old jail have left two historical pieces from other famous jails—Alcatraz and Yuma.  When the new jail was built in 1963, the structure sat vacant, although it was rented for $1 a year to a local man for a while.

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Next is the United Methodist Church where our host served as its pastor in his past.  I believe this church is  on the National Register of Historical Places. 

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Thanks to our hosts, we enjoyed our visit to Wilson, Kansas, although I am disappointed I did not experience the presence of a ghost.  Now off to the newest reservoir in Kansas.

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