Sunday, November 01, 2009

Nice day for a ride


With the temperature at 70 degrees before noon, Cliff informed me it was time for a motorcycle ride. We crossed the Missouri River, went through Richmond, and then took a back road we hadn't been on for a long time. We ended up in the town of Cowgill, Missouri.

We enjoy riding slowly through these off-the-beaten-path towns that obviously were once thriving little villages.

I try to imagine what life was like here, seventy-five years ago.

One thing for sure, the town has seen better days. If you check the wikipedia link, it says the average annual income for the town is $21,000.

This might have been the bank at some time, do you suppose?
We pass through many little podunk towns like this when we're riding the back roads. It makes me rather sad to see them in such a state of decay.


6 comments:

madcobug said...

Sounds like a good day for a rise. Old towns make me sad also. Helen

Sonya said...

wow that bank looks familiar...like a scene in a movie....

Glad you got in a nice little ride.

ADB said...

Curious, I'm listening to Paul Robeson singing about the Missouri river as I check on your blog. And you're near there. 70F! Wow, here in Scotland we're pleased if things get above 50F these days

Guido

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Keep on the Sunny side of Life is one of my favorite folk tunes. Glad it was warm in your neck of the woods it was barely 50 here and going in the 30's tonight. This time of year you do have to take advantage of the good days. Those small towns are sad. I go through some on my way to the camper when I travel there too. It does make one curious as to what happened.

Hollie said...

It is sad seeing these little towns in this kind of shape. I can't help but wonder what it was like back in the day! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

It is sad. There are lots of little towns like this near where I'm from. I'm pretty sure that building must have been a bank.