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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 07:30 PM
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28. That is Russell, KS
and all those wheat fields and natural gas wells you can see from the highway stand for money - and lots of it. My dad grew up in western KS and we spent many vacations in his hometown visiting relatives. I grew up in the big city but befriended a lot of farmer's kids in college. Wealthy doesn't describe their status in life - stinking rich is more like it. Sure, there are struggling family farmers all over Murica, but some of the wheat farmers and ranchers in western Kansas are incredibly wealthy. I had one friend in college whose dad owned a cattle ranch in western Nebraska. She could draw a line around her dad's ranchland on a map. That is a hell of a lot of land. I also know a gal who grew up on a family farm in SE Kansas. Her dad discovered natural gas on his land and is now one of the wealthiest men in Kansas.

So laugh all you want at the flat land while you drive across the state. Those farmers are having a good laugh all the way to the bank.
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