The Lope: Does Greensburg's Hunter Drug Soda Fountain Survive?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Does Greensburg's Hunter Drug Soda Fountain Survive?

It's been almost a year since the town of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by a tornado. A few days afterward, I was sent into Greensburg by Land Line Magazine.

I checked on the beloved soda fountain I documented in a post called Remembering Greensburg.

I saw it was damaged, but looked (to me) still salvageable.

I documented this in Greensburg Before and After.

Since then, I have enquired about the fate of the fountain, knowing that the site upon which it once stood is now completely cleared. Having failed to reach its owners, I've heard several versions of its fate, ranging from "hauled away with rubble" to "safely in storage."

This week, with national attention again on Greensburg for the one-year anniversary of the tornado, and with readership of my previous Greensburg posts peaking, I'm hoping one of you can tell me, via comment or email (, what happened to this wondrous icon.


Here's a list of my Greensburg posts so far; there will be more shortly:
Remembering Greensburg
Greensburg Before and After
Greensburg "After" - Downtown
Greensburg "After" - Highway 54
Subsequently, many of my photos of the town were used on CNN and


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