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Figuring out what Eagle, Colorado and Atchison, Kansas have in common

Figuring out what Eagle, Colorado and Atchison, Kansas have in common

My husband is a pilot. He flies all over the country. Sometimes I know he's gone, I'm just not sure where! He often ends up in smaller towns and remote areas, and brings back stories of delightful downtowns and unique restaurants. 

About a month ago, he visited Eagle, Colorado. Came back raving about their downtown and the general culture of the town. "Great, honey. Glad you had fun." Didn't think much more about it. Then he brought it up again last week, about how small it was yet they had "figured out how to do downtown right". Well, being as interested in downtown revitalization as I am, I had to check this Eagle place out.

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The revival of Atchison: it's really happening.

The revival of Atchison: it's really happening.

The new bridge is a symbol for Atchison

A 4-lane bridge on a 2-lane highway seems impractical in a way, but the Atchison bridge that opened in 2013 could very well symbolize the direction Atchison is headed. Years ago, visionaries saw promise in Atchison's future, and planned for growth and success.  Thinking about the future and not just glorying over the past is a challenge in

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