Few stop to ask how the boundaries evolved, when in fact some surprising stories surround this topic.
Mr. Saum began laying stone for Paradise Bridge in the spring of 1901. As was typical in Kansas for such structures, the stone was quarried not far from the bridge — a couple of miles away, in this instance. Construction Already in April, a petition requested another stone arch bridge for Russell, south and slightly… Continue reading Paradise Bridge: Its Completion, and the Role of Walter Sharp
Paradise Bridge was something of an experiment to determine if stone arch bridges were suitable for Russell County or not.
There are many beautiful and interesting sights to see in Kansas. But there are also quite a few sights that are best classified as strange.
One disadvantage of reading about bird songs is relying on a printed mnemonic. What better solution than a book with an audio player?
There’s so much to learn about Kansas, including history, nature, architecture, and more. Where to start?
Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) is a variety of bunch grass with deep roots and a somewhat variable appearance.
A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.
Around 1880, a wet spell descended on most of the Great Plains. Wild speculations were indulged in as to what caused it.
Broad-leaf wood-oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is a very unique plant that goes by many names: Spangle grass. Indian wood-oats. Wild oats. River oats. Northern sea oats. Inland sea oats. The spikelets are the most distinctive feature, being flat, broadly oblong, and about 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inch long and 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch wide. These… Continue reading Broad-Leaf Wood-Oats