Atchison, Kansas | KCUR

Atchison, Kansas

At age 10, the late William 'Deefy' Bowler's legs were cut off in a railroad incident. Pictured are his custom boots. He's one among many notable characters this small rural town has harvested, and memorialized over the years.
Credit Matthew Long-Middleton / KCUR 89.3

At one point in history, Atchison, Kansas was positioned to be one of the main connecting points for the railways between Missouri and Kansas. The town played an important role in the Civil War, and had many significant residents. But what's going on there today?

KCUR's Central Standard takes a road trip to Atchison. Come along with us.