Hudson, Kansas is the home of the Stafford County Flour Mills Co., which is perhaps more famous (if at all) for making Hudson Cream Flour. Hudson is also next to the Quivira National Wildlife refuge.
Nickerson, Kansas for a late morning breakfast.
The best route to Hudson is by the county road just south of Sterling (south of the river). It's sometimes called the Artesian Well road.
A view of part of the Quivira wetlands. Depending on the time of year, there will be quite a number of smaller pools of water and sometimes what looks to be a large lake (although nothing very deep). Birds love it.
That's Hudson, on the right.
Hudson, Kansas. Probably all of these cars belong to people who are here for Sunday lunch at the cafe. I'd guess that the other six days out of the week, this street will be nearly empty.
I already had breakfast not all that long ago, so I just had a dish of ice-cream and a glass of ice tea.
The Stafford County Flour Mills Company has been in Hudson since 1904 when Gustav Krug started the Hudson Milling Company. Evidently, Hudson Cream Flour is well known in circles that care about which flour is best. The wheat used is all locally grown.
The dog was fierce for a while. Leroy uses a scroll saw to make these motorcycles. I think he'd like to sell them, but Hudson isn't the sort of town where you're going to find a lot of buyers.
The one on the ground is what it is, but that Buell is remarkable for having the strangest look (pods?) of any bike of the last twenty years. Buell Motorcycle Company is now out of business.
The Hudson school is closed.
What is notable about the Stafford depot is its green tile roof.
All the pumps were pumping.
That's Cairo, Kansas on the horizon. I'm on the Preston-Cairo road, which doesn't get much traffic.
The tracks through Zenda are not used very much.