Friday, August 24, 2007

Road Trip #4 Holcomb, KS

Clutter home 2
Clutter Home

The pictures look rather plain but it's the location that is important. This is the Clutter home made famous by Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood.

an excerpt from the book:

"The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there." Some seventy miles east of the Colorado border, the countryside, with its hard blue skies and desert-clear air, has an atmosphere that is rather more Far West than Middle West. The local accent is barbed with a prairie twang, a ranch-hand nasalness, and the men, many of them, wear narrow frontier trousers, Stetsons, and high-heeled boots with pointed toes. The land is flat, and the views are awesomely extensive; horses, herds of cattle, a white cluster of grain elevators rising as gracefully as Greek temples are visible long before a traveler reaches them.

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