June 26, 2021
NuPenny’s Last Stand
It is unclear how many NuPenny Toy Stands there actually were in the United States, or if in fact there ever were more than one. The first (known) sighting of a NuPenny Toy Store in modern times was in the town of Waterville, Maine in 2009, but it was last seen in a field in 2016, near Towanda Kansas. Little has been heard or seen of the small, itinerant store since that time. But that could change this year, as troubled times gradually ease. Spring is here on the Great Plains, people are tentatively beginning, or considering the prospect of moving about again. And with the warm south winds come the possibility of NuPenny setting its wandering sail – and Volland, nestled in the Flint Hills soul of Kansas, is just the type of place one might expect to see it reappear.