Exit 19 Goodland sign

Goodland, not Fairyland

Escape from Fairyland Some say that a Rock Island Railroad official named Goodland, Kan., for Goodland, Ind., his home town. But that is highly unlikely. Goodland was already a town before the Rock Island came. The story most commonly accepted as authentic is much more intriguing. That story involves secret meetings and an alternate name…

Bygone Days on the Bricks mural

Bygone Days on the Bricks mural

  Brian Freeman renovated Goodland’s Moose Lodge, which had greatly deteriorated. The building then became a coffee house, The Goodland Grind. He then added this mural (PDF), Bygone Days on the Bricks, to its south side in the summer of 2007 with help from a $2,000 grant from Kansas Arts Commission. Laurie Albin from WaKeeney…