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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have to try and communicate a message to someone without a phone, radio, or computer?  What if all you had was a lantern?  Would you be able to send messages using signals?  That is exactly how railroad workers from the 1850’s to roughly the 1960’s would Read more…


Have you ever sat for too long and when you get up you’re stiff?  Ever thought “if only I had some oil to lubricate my joints?” like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz?  Of course you’d need an oil can to apply directly to the troublesome spot.  A long spout oil can might be just Read more…


This Sunday the Historical Society is dedicating a stained glass window to Ruth and Selby Soward.   It will hang in the Ennis-Handy House at 202 West 13th Street here in Goodland.  To help celebrate this event let’s take a look at a brief history of stained glass windows and some other stained glass windows in Goodland.