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Snack Platter - RJ's Bob-B-Que in Mission, Kansas
Saturday - May 3, 2020: Another short day of safe exploring close to home. We returned to Eudora, Kansas and visited Delaware Cemetery, a Native American burial ground north of the Kansas River. The Delaware Indians lived in this area in the mid 1800s. Very few of the graves have markers, but there is a list of the known burials in the cemetery.

We returned to Eudora's historic downtown, where the main block has signs telling telling the history of many of the buildings, which mostly date to the late 19th century and early 20th century. The signs were put up in 2012 by the Eudora Area Historic Society and one of the buildings houses their museum, which is currently closed.

On our way home, we stopped in De Soto, to photograph the sets of 4 water towers, which are left over from the Sunflower Ammunition Plant. We also found an amazing OZ themed "Follow the Road to Safety" sign, leftover from the Sunflower days.

 

Delaware Cemetery - Eudora, Kansas Delaware Cemetery

Eudora, Kansas Downtown Eudora

 
Monday - May 25, 2020: With most things closed and no special events for Memorial Day, we went out for an early supper from R.J.'s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission, Kansas. They are now open for inside seating, but we felt more comfortable ordering togo on out way there. The pick up area was crowded with people placing orders and waiting for it, so that part wasn't what we were hoping for. I wish they had offered curb delivery.

We got a Wings, Ribs & Burnt Ends "Shack Platter To Share," which had 6 wings, 4 pork ribs, a half pound of burnt ends, Texas toast, pickle spears and the choice of two sides for $29. We dined on a picnic table at a nearby park where this photo was taken.

We followed supper with a drive south on Metcalf in Overland Park, stopping in downtown to photograph a new mural and check on the nearby Todd Baker's Tiki Heads. The wood carvings were gone and we will up date their page. We don't know if they have been moved for a second time or if they are gone for good. The mural is closest to the farmers market near the Clock Tower and is the work of four artists Isaac Tapia, Aaron Sutton, Emily Alvarez, and Rodrigo Alvarez. We haven't seen a name for this mural, so we are calling it the Clock Tower Mural.

We continued south on Metcalf, which had some American flags along the curbs, but not as many as we remember in the past. On 119th Street, we visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial, which has multiple elements, including:

    30 granite panels engraved with Korean War information and events
    Plaques for each of the five military service branches
    A Purple Heart panel and dedication panel
 

 

R.J.'s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission, Kansas
Snack Platter
 
 

Clock Tower Mural Clock Tower Mural

Korean War Veterans Memorial - Overland Park, Kansas Korean War Veterans Memorial

 
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