Hometown Feature When I think back to my hometown I think of simpler times. It’s almost like a Mayberry type of town; we had a small police station with just a couple of officers, a fire station, furniture store, grocery store, ice cream parlor, bowling alley, multiple gas stations (the old man hang out spots), bars, American Legions, churches, an old hardware store (with the hardwood floors that crackle with every move), and everyone knew one another. This was sometimes good and sometimes bad. We were just a bleep on the map. There were only stop signs at the end of side roads and no need for any stop lights. A few unique, historical things to this old town includes the old salt mines at the park they keep a keep about a ton piece from one of the mines. There is a rich history of one of wars, we dig up old stuff from that era in the yard frequently and there is some chatter of the Underground Railroad.