Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Day 37 - Newton, Kansas - Rest Day

Tuesday, May 31,2016 0.0 miles(0.0 km)

A rest day in Newton, Kansas where they have a good bike shop.  Slept in some as the bike shop didn't open until 10:00 a.m.  Ate breakfast at the Day Inn.  Biked over to the bike shop about a mile and a half away.  Eric, a cyclist from Memphis that I had met before, was at the shop getting new tires for his bike and then he was on his way.  The bike mechanic worked on my trike for a couple hours making several adjustments, fortunately no major parts were needed.  The trike runs and sounds great now.

I did go around and take a few photos of some of the old buildings in Newton.

The Warkentin house is a Victorian house built in 1886.  Bernhard Warkentin was a prominent Mennonite miller in Newton.  The house is now operated as a museum.

Warkentin House

The Newton Carnegie Library building was constructed in 1903 and completed in 1904.  The building was constructed using a $16,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie.  The library building is now used as a history museum.

Carnegie Library Building

The old mill building was constructed in 1879 and was used for milling flour.  The building has been converted to a restaurant, shops and offices.

Old Mill

Newton Depot was built in 1929.  It houses businesses and offices but also serves as an Amtrak station and has two daily trains.

Newton Depot

It was a good rest day in Newton.  I was able to get several things done and my body was feeling better after a rest day.

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