November 30, 2021

Maryland Heights Residents

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How a meatpacking plant changed Garden City and Lamar, Colorado

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Garden Metropolis — Motorists approaching this cattle town on K-156 freeway look at as the scenery changes from a patchwork of southwest Kansas crop fields, pastures and feedlots to a collage of suburban sprawl. 

The Household Depot stands subsequent to the Dick’s Sporting Items, which shares a parking great deal with the Previous Navy that just opened this summer season.

Across the street, a single of the town’s two Burger Kings serves up Whoppers in the shadow of the only Concentrate on shop for a 3-hour push in any direction.

One particular hundred miles west, Russ Baldwin will make a remaining turn off Primary Avenue into an vacant parking good deal in Lamar, Colorado.

“Behold: the previous Burger King,” Baldwin explained, lifting his hand from the steering wheel. “Home of the ex-Whopper.”

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