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America's Most Boring Towns: 2
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Apparently, these places were vacant because this town is so boring that even its residents don't go out anywhere.
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Susannah : 6th Jul 2006 - 01:06 GMT
I'm really curious as to why anyone would go out of his way to be bored, or to share his boredom with anyone else for that matter. Anyway - I looked.
Normanite: 15th Jul 2006 - 19:20 GMT
The idea of stopping in a town for a few minutes, taking a few pictures of abandoned buildings, and then declaring the town boring is one of the most pretentious, conceited, obnoxius, unwarranted, and judgmental excercises I can think of. It seems inherently diametric to the purpose of this website and I think only goes to show that Scott Sargent is too boring to undertake the much more difficult task of learning and understanding what is unique and interesting about each of his "boring towns".
John : 15th Jun 2007 - 02:47 GMT
I love this site. Really funny, and fun to see all the pictures of these forgotten towns full of people who simply aren't, and if they are, you imagine they must be just shadows or whisps of dusty air. Awesome.
I guess, I'm being ironical here. These towns have come full circle to me; they are so damn boring that they just fascinate me so.
Michael: 11th Oct 2007 - 13:03 GMT
I grew up in Tonkawa and let me tell you it isn't a borening town. Tonkawa is a quiet town yes, but the people of Tonkawa love to get out and go to local events. Tonkawa is big in sports, it has had a champion football team for many years and even has one of the best junior colleges in the country. Tonkawa has a long history and though I moved away many years ago. I still miss it.
trixie gross: 1st Sep 2008 - 21:43 GMT
well, to me boring is if there are no clubs, nice lil cafes -places where adults and I mean us who are over 40,can go to and chat with folks...to me sports mean lil, so shopping, glitter and nite like oppose BORING. So then how does the town rate?
Babs: 14th May 2009 - 18:50 GMT
To me it's the people in the town that make it interesting. You can make a good time anywhere - try it sometime. I was just on this site because I was trying to find out bit and pieces of the Oklahoma land rush of 1893 and some Geneology. If anyone out there is interested in checking out some personal info for me please let me know.
David: 5th Feb 2011 - 17:08 GMT
I grew up in Tonkawa. Don't recall it as being boring. With the junior college in the city limits, there's always something going on -- college sports and high school sports, swimming in the summer and ice fishing in the river in the winter. Anyone else remember the big Christmas Tree right in the middle of Main Street?
Lola: 9th Aug 2011 - 07:53 GMT
Taking pictures of 3 vacant buildings on Route 60 does not make a boring town. Idiot. Sure hope Scott Sargent didn't quit his day job to do this.
R: 11th Aug 2011 - 17:55 GMT
That so called "drive-up restaurant" is off of I-35 and Fountain Rd, not on Route 60, which is 2 miles to the north.
Eric: 6th Jul 2012 - 18:14 GMT
Boring? It's been said that if you are bored it is because you are a boring person. Rural people are seldom bored in small towns; they are able to appreciate and enjoy what city people are unable to.
However, as the economy continues to tank - and cities become more hostile and violent - I'd be willing to bet that a lot of city people will be wishing they were "bored" in a small town in Oklahoma or Northwest Kansas and will gladly exchange perceived cultural superiority for affordable real estate and the safety inherent in a community which not only looks after its own, but still retains a traditional, sane culture of self-sufficiency.
Sites such as kansasterritory.com testify to the fact that there is fundamental shift going on in terms of what public perception is regarding the desirability of previously ridiculed areas. Being "behind the times" and "boring" is increasingly valuable and marketable!
Amber: 23rd Jul 2012 - 17:13 GMT
I remember the tree in the middle of Grand Avenue...last time I was there was Sept. 2012.
Johnnie: 19th Apr 2013 - 07:51 GMT
I was thinking about starting over somewhere other than AZ, I started cracking up because it one the most boring town. Than I kept reading I think this could be home? We will see.
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