Since every midwestern town seems to need at least one grain elevator and one water tower, I suppose I'll include the water tower too, just for the sake of completion.
I had planned on a beer plus a meal at a rural bar. See, I like to think I can sit down at any bar anywhere and at least drink a beer. Indeed there were two bars in town, and one doubled as a "supper club". But, the whole town was CLOSED! Locked up tight. Even city hall was closed. wtf?
Eventually, I found the one business that was open: the BANK! Here a quite attractive teller (even through a lot of makeup) gave me the lowdown on the thrift store. Long story short, it's only open from April til October. So I missed it by a couple of weeks. But now I know exactly where it is.
It looks like it either used to be a school, or it shares the building with one.
So there you have it! My 15 minutes of Wanda.
On the way back, I had to stop to photograph this barn. It spoke to me. I think it was saying: "OH SHIT!"