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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #250 on: April 06, 2021, 05:23:56 PM »
West Bottoms is the gateway to western KS

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #251 on: April 06, 2021, 05:26:00 PM »


I can say that growing up in South Central Kansas, we definitely did not consider it Western Kansas. IRL and on various boards, including this one, it has become a weird flex to pejoratively refer to the vast majority of the state as Western Kansas, without regard to geography, climate, or anything else other than a weird brand of hubris. And that's without getting into the implied premise that Western Kansas folks are somehow "less than." I don't accept that as a given.

"Everything west of Johnson County is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Lawrence is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Topeka is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Manhattan is Western Kansas"

--> Things self-unaware losers from Kansas say.

As you can tell, the scales never fell from my eyes.

If you were within Wichita radio distance (in every direction the tractor was facing and regardless of weather) you got to claim South Central instead of Western. Otherwise the line is the Flint Hills. Great discussion, one of my faves.
Meade is within Wichita radio distance


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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #252 on: April 06, 2021, 05:27:14 PM »
I can say that growing up in South Central Kansas, we definitely did not consider it Western Kansas. IRL and on various boards, including this one, it has become a weird flex to pejoratively refer to the vast majority of the state as Western Kansas, without regard to geography, climate, or anything else other than a weird brand of hubris. And that's without getting into the implied premise that Western Kansas folks are somehow "less than." I don't accept that as a given.

"Everything west of Johnson County is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Lawrence is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Topeka is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Manhattan is Western Kansas"

--> Things self-unaware losers from Kansas say.

As you can tell, the scales never fell from my eyes.
As someone who grew up in western KS I can confirm that this is something someone from Western KS would say


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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #253 on: April 06, 2021, 06:06:03 PM »


I can say that growing up in South Central Kansas, we definitely did not consider it Western Kansas. IRL and on various boards, including this one, it has become a weird flex to pejoratively refer to the vast majority of the state as Western Kansas, without regard to geography, climate, or anything else other than a weird brand of hubris. And that's without getting into the implied premise that Western Kansas folks are somehow "less than." I don't accept that as a given.

"Everything west of Johnson County is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Lawrence is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Topeka is Western Kansas"

"Everything west of Manhattan is Western Kansas"

--> Things self-unaware losers from Kansas say.

As you can tell, the scales never fell from my eyes.

If you were within Wichita radio distance (in every direction the tractor was facing and regardless of weather) you got to claim South Central instead of Western. Otherwise the line is the Flint Hills. Great discussion, one of my faves.
Meade is within Wichita radio distance


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lol maybe if the wind's blowing right you western kansas hick

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #254 on: April 06, 2021, 06:51:05 PM »
I had never heard anyone refer to central Kansas until some central kansas'rs were offended by the western Kansas label.

North Central and South Central were more common than Central, imo
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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #255 on: April 06, 2021, 06:52:02 PM »
crap I didn't realize how far out Meade was. Maybe AM on a good day (with high humidity).

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #256 on: April 06, 2021, 08:21:18 PM »
I had never heard anyone refer to central Kansas until some central kansas'rs were offended by the western Kansas label.
I'm definitely not from western KS or eastern KS.

Another Salina thing: those flour chips at LaHacienda on Broadway. I really liked those things and their tamales but I think La Hacienda is gone

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #257 on: April 06, 2021, 08:42:24 PM »
If this is also the Salina reminiscing thread, remember Pizza Cafe? Remember when they moved to the old mall and had the arcade? For awhile in ~1996 on Friday nights they had $5 all you could eat pizza/dessert pizza/pop and they’d put all the games on free play. Just pure heaven for 12 year old Hamburglar.
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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #258 on: April 06, 2021, 08:44:11 PM »
I had never heard anyone refer to central Kansas until some central kansas'rs were offended by the western Kansas label.
I'm definitely not from western KS or eastern KS.

Another Salina thing: those flour chips at LaHacienda on Broadway. I really liked those things and their tamales but I think La Hacienda is gone

We were a La Casita family, not LaHacienda. However I did end up there a few times and do remember the chips.
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« Reply #259 on: April 06, 2021, 08:46:56 PM »
Went to my parents a couple weekends ago. They still have a couple of big JC’s mugs from 20+ years ago in the cabinet.
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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #260 on: April 06, 2021, 08:52:36 PM »
La Hacienda was really, really bad :(

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #261 on: April 06, 2021, 08:53:34 PM »
Not Gutierrez bad, tho

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #262 on: April 06, 2021, 09:06:14 PM »
crap I didn't realize how far out Meade was. Maybe AM on a good day (with high humidity).
I can assure you I’ve listened to more hours of T95 than you have


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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #263 on: April 06, 2021, 09:08:31 PM »
It’s an old fashioned “who spent more time on tractors” off!


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« Reply #264 on: April 06, 2021, 09:15:02 PM »
I just realized Tucson’s hasn’t been mentioned in this thread. My parents love that place. My dad still swears they have the best ribs. They also have a drink called the KS Twister that my dad bribed a bartender for the recipe. A lot of HS girl friends worked there & I ate there all the time.
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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #265 on: April 06, 2021, 09:22:59 PM »
The revitalization of downtown is pretty great.  Former KSU grad architect is leading the charge on a lot of it.
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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #266 on: April 06, 2021, 09:24:35 PM »
kinda fascinating it’s survived (and thrived) as long as it has, hilarious/sad how few non-chains have

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Re: Destination: SALINA!
« Reply #267 on: April 06, 2021, 10:31:44 PM »
crap I didn't realize how far out Meade was. Maybe AM on a good day (with high humidity).
I can assure you I’ve listened to more hours of T95 than you have


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It's no small coincidence that I know which Wichita radio station towers are on the east side of town based on field location and defined Western Kansas as anything west of those westernmost fields