Middle Tenne: Holston
Located at the headwaters of the Holston River, the town of Holston is as far west as any place in Schulmania… for now. This remote location was selected due to an ambitious project launched by Prince Excalibur and the Evean Vansop Commerce Authority. The Eveans want to establish a shorter trade route between their island nation, west of Schulmania, and their feline customers. Since the western coast of Schulmania has not been settled, Evean ships must circumnavigate the continent before arriving at Schulminion ports. Now that there are a few airports, cargo may be shipped in by air. But, of course, that aint cheap. The solution is the new Great Western Road, which will connect Schulmania to the west and the riches which await there. The road starts at Blankenship and now extends to just past Holston at the western border of the Middle Tenne District. To help defray the expense of this massive project, the Eveans have extracted a unique concession from the Schulminion government: the right to establish travel plazas along the way to provide services to and earn schulmonetas from travelers. Holston is the first such stop on the route. The town was built by the Schulminion City Planning Office and the travel plaza by the Evean consortium. The travel plaza is quite a contrast to the town; built in contemporary Evean style with consideration for Schulminion sensibilities.
The Holston area is a densely wooded area ripe for development
The town itself is built in a quaint early Schulmanicus style
It reminds you of ancient cities like Busscastle and Wirt
Except for the Great Western Road running through it...
Definitely some nice backyard space for the kittens to play and hunt in...
Best friends Kevin and Jonah live next door. They like to chase yarn balls in the street after school... once their homework is done of course.
The Smith Family Restaurant on the corner offers traditional feline fare with transitional Schulmania flair.
Meanwhile, friends Hannah and Anna headed over to Mia's house to bake cookies. They're going for a feline favorite flavor - salmon chip cookies. Om nom nom!
The Bureau of Feline Affairs has an office on the corner to serve the needs and whims of the feline populace
Local businessman Drew McClure, half brother of Springfield's famous actor Troy McClure (you might remember him from such movies as The President's Neck Is Missing and Dial M for Murderousness), runs a strip shopping center here in Holston. Here, you'll find such familiar Schulminion favorites as the Leech Apothecary and Garrett's Clawable Couches & More. The local farmer's market, the Garden of Aiden, is named for the local farmer. He mainly grows crops to feed to prey animals but also has a wicked cool corn maze in the fall. You should try it.
Do you remember Troy?
The lovely yellow stucco church on the corner serves the community and travelers on the Great Western Road
The town hall is next door to the vet clinic. No one likes going to the vet... but everyone likes seeing the doctor...
At the town market you can get all sorts of cool stuff... from flea collars to space chips...
All of this is made possible by the Great Western Road project. Let's see the other part of this area: the travel plaza built by the Evean Vansop investors.
Our partners have secured several big names for our first travel service plaza. They built parking lots, as the contractors tend to do for other clients. They'll be surprised when no motorized vehicles show up!
Three of the new tenants of the plaza are favorites of COL Hester Tubaflame, who has been traveling around the nation recruiting new members to the military
Side by side chicken places bring in the carnivorous feline crowd...
Black Cat Hardware, an Ace Hardware franchisee, serves the needs of those traveling overland for dry goods and various sundries. There's also a great Mexican restaurant. I recommend the fajitas con carne.
We'll be back to see more of Holston, the Great Western Road, and of course the travel service plazas. Until then,... safe travels!
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