My Hometown: The Last Place to Develop Kodachrome Film in the WORLD!
By Aja Shroll, Your Home Girl
(United Real Estate)
I am from a very small town in Southeast Kansas named Parsons. The population is roughly 10,000 these days. It's seen better days when the Katy Railroad was a major employer and long before I was born there was a Coca-Cola factory that employed many before it burned. These days, the town seems to slowly be dwindling in population as people move on to find work. Long before I was born in 1978 there was Dwayne's Photo. It's sort of a landmark in Parsons. Everyone knows where it is so you may hear something like, "Go two blocks past Dwayne's Photo and then turn left." Dwayne's has employed many of my friends throughout the years and still seems to be doing well in this day of digital photography. I never have quite understood how such a small town could support the largest film de...