A small Missouri town goes to great lengths to remind visitors that it helped shape the entertainment legend
By LARRY BLEIBERG
The Dallas Morning News
MARCELINE, MO. – I've never been to this tiny town in northern Missouri, but the moment I set foot on Kansas Avenue, I'm hit with a dizzying sense of familiarity.
The street is lined with two-story brick buildings, some fronted with candy-striped awnings. American flags wave from cast-iron street lamps. There's a movie theater, and there's a corner cafe, serving fried chicken and ice cream sundaes.
The only thing missing is a costumed mouse.