A "Quiet" town of Chase County, Kansas
A "Quiet" town is defined as one which has lost a large portion
of its former population due to changes in economic conditions,
or been subjected to natural disasters. It becomes "Quiet" when the schools are closed.
They are often called "Ghost towns", which in Kansas, is not
correct since people still do live there,
unlike many ghost mining towns of the West which have been totally abandoned.
former main street in Clements
All that remains of this once flourishing town is the stone bridge over the Cottonwood River
built of the local limestone
Clements Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Cottonwood River. It was
built in 1887 of native limestone.
The two-span bridge with a main span of 57.1 feet and a length of 126.9 feet is now open only to pedestrians.
no longer used for vehicular traffic
ruins in the woods
no longer used
tin facade store front
a remnant of the past
early home made barn with poured concrete walls
a local ranch
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