Do you love those picturesque stone arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas? Do we know the website for you to visit! StoneArchBridges.com is a unique blend of history, physics, how-to, and photography. It offers well-researched information about bridges in Kansas (and other places, as well!) that can be extremely difficult to find anywhere else. Just…… Continue reading Stone Arch Bridges
A monumental occasion in celebration of a monumental structure.
A simple shape defied gravity in the days before modern machinery.
How the stone arch proved superior to wooden designs, and the role of Walter Sharp in bridge promotion.
The Walz Ford Bridge represents one forgotten bridge still buried under the road. How many more stone arch bridges lie hidden under Kansas roadways?
Archaeologists have determined that the ultimate cause of El Cuartelejo’s demise was fire, as testified by the remains of charred posts and corn seeds. The Comanches who later took up residence near the pueblo had a legend that the ruins were struck by lightning. In any case, for the next hundred years, the walls slowly…… Continue reading El Cuartelejo: Rediscovery
The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico found themselves in frequent conflict with the Spanish conquistadors. The conquerors imprisoned or killed the native religious leaders, compelled the people to accept the religion of Spain at the point of the sword, and put them to work in labor camps. Repeated uprisings brought the Indians little except bloody…… Continue reading El Cuartelejo: A Place of Refuge
Many Kansas towns have charm. However, a few stand out as delightful places to visit and explore. Allow us to share 10 towns that we feel are must-sees.
Looking for a taste of the Smoky Hills? We have pulled together ten of our favorite destinations.
The site of the present-day Pawnee Indian Museum near Republic, Kansas, was accepted by the state in 1901, making it the oldest State Historic Site. The site was dedicated and opened to the public that same year. Thousands came to witness the ceremony and to see a granite monument—to an event that never happened in…… Continue reading Pawnee Indian Museum