August 15, 2012

Along The Road: Inman, Kansas

Mike lived in Inman for about a year before he moved to Hutchinson where we met.
He worked at Chase Grain primarily mixing and delivering feed.
Chase Grain has been closed and even the grain elevator where Mike worked is gone. Highway K-61 used to run directly beside Inman presenting Inman as a stop along the way, but the highway has been rerouted to bypass the town. Now, Inman is easier to speed by than to notice. (That seems a shame.)
 Recently, we decided to detour into town and have a look. We stopped for lunch at The Harvest Cafe where they offer smaller meals for smaller appetites and delicious brewed iced tea!


Inman, Kansas

Here are other grain elevators, but I don't know if they are in operation.



Tractor in a downtown shop window

Despite the decline in traffic, Inman is still a busy little town. We were impressed with a good amount of sidewalks, nice parks and friendly folk!

6 comments:

Olivia said...

I like little Inman! I should take the kids there sometime just for fun :)

Zoanna said...

My daddy spent many of his "growing up years" in Inman, and that's where his parents were also married. Good to know it's still a busy little town.

Laurie said...

Liv- You should visit just for fun!

Zoanna- It's a small world indeed! I pray that Inman continues to thrive!

TAB said...

I liked the bit of it we saw while in Kansas.

tsbjf said...

I'm actually somewhat familiar with Inman! My good friend, Karen, who Tab & Olivia know I'm sure, lived there. Her parents still do. One of her good friends, Saundra, owns the Hometown Goods Store; they make delicious sausage! I hear the recipe comes from the Yoders. Who I believe own some kind of meat shop in Hutch?

I'm assuming they moved the highway so that traffic didn't have to slow for the town. I like Inman too, it's a nice town.

Olivia said...

I never knew Karen lived there! Cool :)