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Jan 14, 2015 - Baxter Springs, Kansas

We have enjoyed driving part of the historic Route 66 in this area. Today we drove about ten miles from Miami, Oklahoma to visit the historic town of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Baxter Springs is rich in it's history, ranging from Civil War battles, lead and zinc mining, gangster robberies in the 1930's and Route 66 commerce. We had hoped to visit the Baxter Museum, but it was closed today. We did enjoy seeing the old bridge and springs outside the museum. Baxter Springs was settled in 1849 by John J. Baxter on 160 acres of land. He started...

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Aug 26, 2011 - 3 States in 1 Day

Whew! What a day--really busy and gorgeous with the temperature in the low 90's with little, or no, humidity! We first drove to Nathan Boone's Homestead, part of the MO State Parks System. Nathan Boone, the youngest son of Daniel Boone, was a Missouri icon – hunter, soldier, surveyor, and businessman. This site includes his home and family cemetery and seems to transport you back to the 1830s. It is well worth a visit. We then drove to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK to meet Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of Governors Member G.W....

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Aug 5, 2009 - Civil War Cementary #2

The Baxter Springs Cemetary has the Civil War Monument in the middle. We walked around this cemetary looking at all the headstones, some as far back as the 1820's This town is so awesome. Coming from Utah, we didn't have history that far back. We took lots of pictures. I wish it had been cooler so we could have walked the rows leisurely and taken in all this information. Baxter Springs is not far from Coffeyville. Hopefully we can come back in the fall to better view this cemetary. Until next time.....

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Aug 3, 2009 - Town with a past

We arrived in Baxter Springs after traveling the farm roads from Altamont thanks to my lovely GPS. My car looks like a dust bowl and now needs a bath. This park is the most incredible park we have stayed at thus far. We are right on the Spring River by the strangest looking free flowing dam. I will show pics. This park has 50 amp and water with dump........and trees. Very shady and cool. If there is one downfall, it would be these noisy crickets. Sounds like something from the Twilight Zone!! We toured the Heritage Museum today. They were...

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May 13, 2008 - Kansas

Oh yes...another random side trip (at 10pm as well). But once we were in Oklahoma we just could not resist the temptation to dodge north to Kansas as well. I'm not sure which state was more boring though, I will have to get back to you on that one... We also got to use our brights...which for us burber-babies (aka suburbanites) thats quite a treat!

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