Yes it certainly does, and your interest and knowledge too! Thanks for that added KC info and the pictures too. I knew there were once a lot of railroads coming to KC and I think at least 5 of the Class 1's still serve KC in some capacity today. Lots of history though.
I was born here in 1952 and still here. It's really changed a lot here in that time. We've kind of gone from more of a small town to a big city in the time since I was a kid. Not sure how much the population has increased here, but it sure seems like a LOT more people here now.
I have been to Fort Smith Arkansas and a few other places, Beaver Lake (Rogers area) and many places just south of the Missouri border through there. Not sure what mountains are on the way to Fort Smith? It's quite an impressive and scenic drive from like Rogers or so on down to Ft. Smith though. Very nice part of the country!
A few years ago they converted 71 highway to an Interstate, now I-49. Haven't been there since the change but it didn't change the neat drive through there very much. That was already 4 lane divided highway through the mountainous areas.
Looking forward to following along here.