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.
One of the greatest factors in the impact and effectiveness of a poem is its perspective. By this we mean subject matter, voice, and setting.
Paradise Bridge, though expensive, served its purpose. It proved to Russell that well-built stone arch bridges could last much longer than steel bridges.
America’s history has long been linked with domestic animals. It is hard to imagine what our nation would have looked like in its early years without the hard-working horse and ox, let alone the backyard flocks of chickens. While many, many breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out…… Continue reading 10 Animal Breeds Important to American History
Paradise Bridge was something of an experiment to determine if stone arch bridges were suitable for Russell County or not.
Just a few hours out and a few hours back, Winding down backroads and seeing the view,Rolling through towns, fields, and pastures, Rediscovering the old as though something new. We call it a day trip, an excursion or outing, But it’s much like our lives every day, too—Learning, growing, seeking, and working, Rediscovering the old…… Continue reading Something Old, Something New
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.