Mingo

I’m always on the lookout for more Small Towns. This is possibly not qualified as a Town, Hamlet, or even a Village. It’s just a place. But I’ll call it a town for now.

One of my stops on a vacation trip to Colorado was a small town of Mingo Kansas. From I-70 one goes west on County-K for about a mile, don’t blink or you might pass right through. Mingo’s main claims to fame is that it is the home of the oldest Geocache appropriately named Mingo. Placed in May of 2000, this cache is on the bucket list of many geocachers, we like finding geocaches of special significance. After finding the geocache I proceeded into Mingo itself to do a bit of exploring. The following photos don’t show much, and that’s right. There’s not much to the town, maybe a dozen houses, a church, the requisite Grain Elevators and a railroad. Most of the roads in the area are dirt, well, the Interstate is paved. From 1888 until 1940 Mingo had a post office. The closest towns of any size that show up on Google Maps are Colby and Oakley, each about 10 miles away.

The Railroad tracks

Tracks to the north
Looking to the north the tracks seem to go on forever.

Rails from the south
Looking the south the tracks go on forever too, but with a siding.

Grain Elevators

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Out in Wheat country, whatelse but grain elevators, of course they are along the railroad tracks.

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The only life I saw

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While I was wandreing around in Mingo, these three horses were the only living cratures i saw.

Other sights around Mingo

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What’s being hidden by the bush. There’s got to be something lurking in the window.

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This sees to be local art.

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None of the grass seemed long enough to need mowing. and the day I was there I doubt that the grass would grow. the temperature was near 100F and sunny.

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Where are the kids for the playground. Probably it is used when the parents are spending Sunday mornings in the Church.

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This looks like a typical rural road in Kansas – dirt.

Got any ideas of towns you’d like to see? Send me them in the comments.

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