You won't see a great deal of activity along Main Street, but one thing you will notice that everybody waves as they see you - even if they've seen you several times earlier in the day. Not a big aerobic back and forth of the whole arm, just a few raised fingers from the steering wheel of their pickup and a nod of the head. Do the friendly thing - wave back, you'll get in the habit after a day or two.
Wallace County was named after General William Wallace, mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh during America's Great Civil War.
The population of the entire county numbers barely 1,800, and borders the Colorado state line on the west.
Annual events include a free fair in July, and the ever-popular Rattlesnake Roundup and Festival held each May.
Enjoy viewing sunsets? This part of the world offers some beauties. And without buildings, trees, and mountains to block the view. This photo was taken from the side of US Highway 40 at the west edge of Sharon Springs in August of 2003.
This place looks pretty ratty from the outside. But, it is actually a decent place to eat. Friends of mine plan on stopping at Stephen's when they make the long drive from Kansas City to Colorado Springs. After you leave Sharon Springs headed west on US Highway 40, there aren't many restaurants for a long while. There is also a shiny looking little diner just around the corner, but people in the know tell me that Stephen's is better.
Typical to much of this part of the country, the menu is heavy on the proteins and starches, but the prices are reasonable.
Favorite Dish: On my only stop here, I had a hearty breakfast, ham and cheese omelette with hash brown potatoes and toast. Generous servings, well prepared.
One night a month, the United Methodist Church sponsors a casual gathering to enjoy the talents of local citizens - music and sometimes comedy sketches. It's laid back and fun. You might be surprised at the talent available. Shown in the attached photo is the Pearce Family performing bluegrass. The parents were at one time members of the elite "Singing Sergants" of the US Air Force, and their sons are learning fast.
The evening is topped off by homemade ice cream and cake in the fellowship hall. Makes for a truly enjoyable evening.
Dress Code: Dress casual.