MSNBC reports that six homes and one business remain, even as everything around them is demolished, the final residents insisting that when the Superfund cleanup is complete, Picher will rise again. It’ll take at least thirty years for that to happen, however, since the Tar Creek Superfund Site is just one of four sub-sites within the Tri-State Mining District, all of which continues to contaminate towns throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with toxic runoff.
The Star-Vue Drive-in theater in Anthony, Kansas entertained countless car-driving patrons from its grand opening in far-off 1950 to the dark day of its closure in 2003. Was setting up a drive-in movie screen in the heart of Tornado Alley really such a great idea? (NO)
Collyer - was founded in the 1877 or 1878 by a Unitarian minister, Rev. Robert Collyer who purchased land as a homestead. It became a small farming community that suffered frequent crop losses due to hot, dry summers. Virtually all the old town was gone by the early 20th century, but it was gradually resettled and rebuilt.