|The Town of Smallville|
Smallville, Kansas is, despite its name, a good-sized city of some 90,000 which lies on I-70 about fifty miles west of the I-70/I-135 interchange. Smallville was settled in 1870 by settlers from back east and grew into a small but prosperous farming community. Light industry moved into the area around the turn of the century and sparked further growth, which continued during World War II as airplane manufacturing developed throughout the state. Today, much of the town is given over to farming. Most of the farmlands are currently owned by vast farming conglomerates, but many small, family-owned and operated farms still remain. The majority of Smallville's workers are employed in either agriculture or aircraft factories. At the heart of Smallville is an ever-growing town center with some twenty-three square miles of private homes, small apartment buildings and small businesses. Most residents of Smallville have remained loyal to the town's tradesman with whom they've conducted business for years, but that hasn't stopped the construction of a modern shopping mall on the outskirts of town.