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Aug 5, 2017 - PrairyErth

Before leaving on this trip I got a book by William Least Heat-Moon called PrairyErth:A Deep Map and have been reading it off and on the last couple of months. It focuses on one county in Kansas, Chase County, in the Flint Hills. His description of the tallgrass prairie remnants, the people and towns of Chase County led me to schedule a stop in this area. On Saturday we drove a portion of the Flint Hills Scenic Byway. It cuts diagonally across the Flint Hills area which stretches from northeastern Kansas to north central Oklahoma. The area...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Day 6 Flint Hills Scenic Drive

We find ourselves going north to Emporia and the Red Rocks State Historic Site, then NW to Council Grove and traveling south on KS177 past the Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts on the Flint Hills Scenic Drive through Cottonwood Falls and a cowboy store to Cassoday and back to Wellington on I-35. Today we drove 140 miles.

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May 20, 2008 - Cottonwood Falls, KS - Kauffman Museum, Tallgrass NP

(Ron Writing) This morning we toured the Kauffman Museum on the campus of Bethel College in North Newton, KS. This is another of those museums that is rather small but very interesting. The Newton area was originally settled in the 1870’s by Mennonite immigrants from Russia. They were seeking religious freedom and a better life. Bethel College is a Mennonite college and the museum primarily documents the history of the Mennonites. It begins with the Anabaptist period in the 1500’s when they were severely persecuted for their beliefs in the...

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