WAMEGO, Kan. — Laura Fredrickson needed time to think.
Her marriage was in trouble, and the resulting separation had dredged up pain and sadness left over from her childhood. So the 34-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., did what generations of Americans have done to find reflection and epiphany: She set out on a road trip.
Somewhere on the way, while Googling roadside attractions, she turned up one that made her heart leap — the OZ Museum in Wamego, Kan., just off Interstate 70. Suddenly, a place she’d never heard of beckoned to her like a siren song from childhood.
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