To the emigrants of 1845, there was a very simple reason to avoid Kansas, despite its charms, and press on through the perils and difficulties of the trail to Oregon.
The year was 1845. More wagons were clustered around jumping-off points such as St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, than ever before.
Dyche’s taxidermy collection was shipped off to represent Kansas at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Surprisingly, this move met with a great deal of resistance.
Once you are familiar with the distinctive characteristics of the male canvasback (Aythya valisineria), you should have no problem identifying it even at a great distance.
While stone arch culverts remain either rare or largely undiscovered in Butler County, Kansas, Higdon and Poe’s little stone arch culvert still stands over the Whitewater River.
Too many historical sources cover strictly the events without delving into the whys, wherefores, and what-came-of-its.
Whether you visit the more famous structures in Cowley County or the less familiar bridges of Butler County, Kansas, you’ll be amazed at what you discover.
Few stop to ask how the boundaries evolved, when in fact some surprising stories surround this topic.
Paradise Bridge, though expensive, served its purpose. It proved to Russell that well-built stone arch bridges could last much longer than steel bridges.
Paradise Bridge was something of an experiment to determine if stone arch bridges were suitable for Russell County or not.