A young man named Christopher Weitrick is leading a campaign to re-name the town of Hutchinson, Kansas Smallville in hopes of bringing in tourists and energizing the place that he calls home.
He claims that the similarities between the two towns make it easy to believe that Superman could have called Hutchinson home had he been real.
The town has a Space museum called The Cosmosphere which has a rocket ship on the outside of it (Superman came to earth in a rocket), the town is also littered with a bunch of minerals underneath it (it's salt, not kryptonite) and they already have a Superman costume waiting in the wings...I'm sold!
|Downtown Hutchinson...I think I see The Talon from here|
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I for one hope the new name is a go so that I can bookend it with a trip to Capt. Kirk's hometown of Riverside, IA.