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Old 08-19-2008, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CJay View Post
Atchison is alright... I grew up there, went to college there, and moved away some years ago. Back when I lived there, the city's economy seemed to be doing fairly well, and was in transition from an agribusiness/manufacturing-base to one based somewhat more upon tourism and services. Culturally, the town has more to offer than most Kansas town its size.
One caveat, however, and this from experience: if you are black or Hispanic, do not expect to find a white-collar job in Atchison County. People aren't bigoted, exactly -- nobody hates anyone -- but if you are male and non-white, it is very difficult to obtain white collar employment in Atchison County, except for in the fields of medicine, social services or education.
Just wondering if you knew No-Hit Jackson?
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:31 PM
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Default Nadyne

I lived in Atchison during the war and liked it very much. Worked at Ramsey's while there. Im sure things have really changed, tho.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:23 PM
Location: SW MO
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My husband and I went to Atchison for the Most Haunted Town activities. We were very disappointed. The trolley tour was disappointing as they only take you PAST the homes and sites andtell you what happened there. I believe there was one open that you could go in, but it didn't seem worth the effort. The narrator on the trolley was dressed in a funny-witchy way, not at all spooky. And in the broad daylight it all just seemed a bit ridiculous. If you are going to be close already it might be worth stopping, but don't make a special trip. The most interesting thing we did was drive toward the river on a dusty road (through cornfields, I believe) and had the fog roll quickly in until we were completely surrounded. That was a little spooky!
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:00 AM
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Default Is there still paranormal activity that goes on in Atchison??

Hello Im new here.I wondered if anyone can tell me if all that paranormal activity.still goes on or it was activity that had occurred years ago.Thank You.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:37 AM
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That's sad to hear. The town looks like such a nice place and to be so close to a military community you would think people could move passed such thinking.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:59 AM
Location: Wichita, KS
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This is an old thread, but since someone brought it back to life, I might as well put my two cents in on the town. Personally, I'm not a fan. I don't live there, and never have...but I did make a trip there a few months ago mainly because I've always wanted to visit. The town, as someone else said, appears to be quite trashy and not taken care of at all. The center of town where the businesses are is very difficult to get around with too many one way roads. It's a good town to visit I suppose with it's history and attractions, but I'd rather not live there.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Location: Golden, CO
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There used to be a Juvenile Correctional facility there, and although the buildings are still there, the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority no longer operates it as a correctional facility. It was one of the casualties of the economic downturn and budget cuts in the state government.
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