Where to start, where to go

The official starting locations for the White Way car run for May 10, 2014, will be:

Concordia In front of the Brown Grand Opera House, 310 W 6th Street, at 8 a.m. For more information about the opera house, go to www.browngrand.org.

Atchison In front of the Atchison Santa Fe Depot, 200 S 10th Street, at 8 a.m. For more information about the depot, go to www.atchisonkansas.net.

The unofficial starting locations for the White Way car run will be:

Anywhere you happen to be On the original car run in 1914, vehicles joined in at almost every town along the White Way. The object of the car run isn’t to see how many miles you can put on your vehicle but to reenact a part of our history and to experience rural Kansas.

The Brown Grand Opera House was chosen because meetings were held there in the planning of the White Way. The Atchison Santa Fe Depot was chosen due to its historical significance. Both structures were there in 1914.

The finish will be in Frankfort at the city park, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, it will be announced.

There will be a program beginning at 2 p.m. This could be skits, or a chance to show off your cars, or simply a time to meet new friends and reminisce. It’s really up to you! If you have any ideas or want to volunteer to emcee, please let me know.

This run is being done with the idea of having fun, so please feel free to add your thoughts and ideas. If you have history and stories you would like to share, or information about the route that others need to know—or just want to share a favorite spot or a location of historic significance—please do so by e-mailing me at kswhiteway@gmail.com . I will post the information as I get it.

So enjoy your ride and be prepared to share what you have seen along the way. There may be a test!

Lori Parker


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