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The Range | April 29, 2022

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Lu Anne Stephens
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KMUW

Since the days of Atari and Pac-Man, video games have often been deemed, at best, a harmless form of leisure.

And at worst, a mind-draining obsession that keeps kids tethered to the basement couch.

But as Daniel Caudill explains, the increasing legitimacy of esports has given gamers the chance to parlay their hobby into a college scholarship and, perhaps, a professional career.

Also, right in the middle of town — not hidden at all — is a longtime Wichita landmark.

It’s been there in some form since 1901, but there are a surprising number of people who don’t even know it exists.

On today’s Hidden Kansas, Lu Anne Stephens takes us to one of her favorite places in Riverside.

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