The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is this interesting little spot outside of Lebanon, Kansas, 18 miles from my hometown of Red Cloud, Nebraska. It’s a mile off of U.S. Highway 281, so it’s really kind of in the middle of nowhere. Or in the middle of everywhere, depends on your perspective. When a marker was placed and the flagpole was planted in 1940, I think there were big dreams that it would be a tourist destination. There’s actually an old abandoned motel at the spot that I was told is only barely used every year as a hunting lodge by the absentee owners. One of my favorite parts is the tiny little chapel.