Saturday, August 17, 2013

Arrow Rock & Lyceum Theatre - 8/14/2013

Sigrid and I traveled to Arrow Rock, MO to see a play at the Lyceum Theatre with our Power Partners retirement club.  This was our second visit to Arrow Rock so I won't go into detail about the town or theatre.  Our previous post has more information and you can view it at:

Here are a few photos from the trip:

A rare photo of John complete with his Power Partner's name tag.

Agatha Christie's play "A Murder is Announced was playing at the Lyceum.  As always, it was an excellent production.

Blackwater, MO - 8/14/2013

Blackwater, Missouri got its start in 1887 as a stop on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  The trains stopped to refuel with coal and water.  The population reached 600 people at its peak.  The same entity that created Blackwater ultimately all but destroyed it....the railroad.  As the MPRR transitioned to diesel powered trains in the 1950's, there was no longer a need to stop and refuel in Blackwater and the town withered on the rail.

There has been an attempt to lure tourists there with festivals, shops and a museum, but success has not been great.  It is a neat one block long town with a very nice flower garden near the center.  The windmill stands over the town's original well.

Incidentally, my father worked for the Missouri Pacific railroad for many years and retired from it in 1980.  He was a radio maintainer.

Arrow Rock is next.