Arlington, South Dakota.
Well the lady at the service station was right. The train roared through at 4:50 a.m. The engineer laid on the horn the entire way as none of the crossings in town have crossing arms. I was able to go back to sleep after all the commotion.
Now most of these towns in the midwest like to exercise their emergency sirens every day at noon. Arlington has taken this practice to a whole new level. At 10 p.m. the tornado siren went off. What the heck? Just a short blast. Good grief! I thought a tornado was on its way. After I went back to sleep from being woken by the four-fifty rolling through town that morning the siren went off at 7 a.m. Good Lord! “Everyone up. Rise and shine. You kids start getting ready for school.” Obviously no one is allowed to go to sleep before ten in the evening or sleep in past seven in the morning in Arlington.
I thought I would take a walk around town and see what other oddities Arlington held in store.
I’ll visit their museum.