Standing amid the ruins of Ravanna, it was hard to imagine the location once was bustling with activity.
Or that children once frequented what remains of the school here, which except for corner pillars that reach toward the sky, is nothing but rubble.
It was my second trip to the sight of what once was one of the county seats of Kansas' 106th county of Garfield.
Yes, a ghost town in a ghost county.
Yet, thanks to a great program by the Cimarron Library, I ventured here again on March 22, 2015 - along with more than 100 other folks who wanted to learn more and tour a Kansas dead town.
The event, planned by the library's Executive Director Candis Hemel, was a success. Candis sent me an email more than a year ago telling me of her idea and asked if I would be interested in presenting.
As people poured into the library room for the presentations, she admitted she hadn't planned on a packed house.