Here is a photojournal of a trip through the high plains podunks. This part shows Rocky Ford:
Geary, the photographer and author, is not being meanly negative. She is being honestly objective.
This is what people see when they drive through out towns. Every so often we hear someone gush about how great things are, and those are the ones that make the Wake Up Breakfasts ... but then there is the other side of the coin that no one wants to hear.