Friday was a "do nothing/do anything" day on this short vacation. I wonder if Shenandoah is close enough to Omaha to be considered a "staycation" spot, but since we traveled 11 hours to get there, it felt like it was a world away.
We started with breakfast and then rode into Shenandoah's historic downtown shopping district. We looked in a few shops before spending some time at the Shenandoah Historical Society museum. The museum was a mix of local arts and crafts, natural history and exhibits of artifacts and photographs of Shenandoah and surrounding communities. The take-away here is that around 1880 all of these towns sprang up, thanks to the railroads. Then agriculture and the seed business fueled the development. In the early part of the 20th century, radio and music played important roles, as folks like the Everly Brothers got their start here.
Neither Shenandoah nor Coin had streetcars. But years before Photoshop existed, postcard companies "Photoshopped" them into the street scenes.
scottredd: http://twitpic.com/6zrd9z The Omaha Barker Building has been boarded up for years. Boards came down yesterday. Market rate housing? - scottredd: The Omaha Barker Building has been boarded up for years. Boards came down yesterday. Market rate housing?