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The Historic Chocolate Soda Lives Again

A Visit to Atchison’s Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain When was the last time you had a chocolate soda at a real old-fashioned soda fountain? Think “old-fashioned” as when those of us of a certain age were kids or teenagers. Those soda fountains, as we knew them in “our” day, are rare today. The day before I left…

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The International Forest of Friendship

Welcome to The Forest of Friendship Atchison, Kansas, high on a bluff overlooking the west bank of the Missouri River, is the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. Nicknamed “Lady Lindy,” she is the aviatrix who has captured the hearts and admiration of countless women and girls over several generations — including yours truly. Because of Amelia…

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