Charles Herman photographed several Wabaunsee County towns from the air in the 1960s. In this view of Alma, one can notice several differences from today. At the bottom of the photo, notice that Flint Hills Foods/Hormel had yet to be constructed. At the top left of the image notice that there was neither a city shop nor a water town on the hilltop. Notice that the Co-op grain elevators and the Hafenstine Construction building had yet to be built. The residential subdivision in the 400 block of West 8th Street was a field when this view was taken.