Prologue Part II

Moosehead County Story Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Do you notice anything missing?

A grocery store?

A hardware store?

There aren’t any, anymore. We’ll get back to that a little later.

Schools, churches, and the Works Progress Administration Public Libraries, as they are in Danger Bay, are located in the residential area of Moosehead City.

Alright, we’re done here—let’s get back on the bus.

Season 13—Adventure 5—Moosehead County—Prologue Part II… Well! That was a quick trip!

Moosehead County Hospital and County Seat ©Jack Boardman“McLean Medical Center/Moosehead County Hospital.”

You may as well step out of the bus here and we’ll take a look around.

We’re standing in front of the “McLean Medical Center/Moosehead County Hospital.” It has two names representing two distinct functions: It is the location for routine medical care in the McLean Wing, and it is the only major trauma and long-term care hospital in the county.

Doctor Odessa DeWitt McLean began his practice in The Port of Danger Bay out of his home—let’s go to the beginning

“Okay, gentlemen, you were about to ask me to pull up stakes here and return to Danger Bay…right?”

“Yesss…you knew?’

“Suspected. I’ve been here 25 years now, built this clinic as a matter of fact, and we even have several fine home-grown physicians and nurses here. I can no longer keep up the pace here, so I’m retiring.”

“Retiring?” his disappointment showed in Hiram’s voice, they may well have wasted this trip, “What will you do now?”

“What I’ve always wanted these past 25 years,” Doc replied, “To go home, catch a few fish, drink a little Scotch, and just relax a bit.” 

Now, folks, if you’ll turn your attention to the building next door where you’ll find the “Moosehead County City and County” office building.

Moosehead County Hospital and County Seat ©Jack Boardman“Moosehead County City and County” office building

It contains the city mayor and council offices, the county courts, and the sheriff’s office and jail.

Sheriff Boomer will soon be quite busy in both these buildings—very soon!

We’re done here, board the bus, please. It’s a short drive out to the Moosehead County Mall.

Moosehead County Mall ©Jack BoardmanMoosehead County Mall

Built in 1958, it was once considered a “state of (retail) art” facility—and today only three of the nine spaces are occupied.

That is where the grocery market, department store, hardware and building supply businesses relocated—thinking it was the modern way.

I guess we’ll just have to see how this all shakes-out as this coming adventure progresses—I suspect my cyber-self and friends may just give Moosehead City some ideas.

Let’s hope.



About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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8 Responses to Prologue Part II

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Nice art work as usual and preparing for new adventures 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    Empty malls are sad.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    Not to be “that guy,” but you used the same image… TWICE! 😛


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