Work is still ongoing, but the Greenwood Hotel is looking better than ever. The future is bright once more for this beautiful piece of history.
To understand the next phase of Greenwood Hotel history, we'll have to digress a bit. Next stop—the Panama Canal.
The Greenwood Hotel on 300 North Main in Eureka, Kansas, could tell its fair share of tales of railroads and cowboys, oil men and visionaries, neglect and preservation.
One of the little dead towns of Kansas, just 12 miles east of Ellsworth, bears the name Carneiro (pronounced, "kahr-NAIR-oh"). Interestingly, the name is Portuguese, not a very common language for place-names in this state, and it means, "sheep" or "mutton." Now if there is one type of livestock Kansas is typically associated with, it … Continue reading Carneiro: The Sheep Town
While it is true that the Plains tribes of Kansas relied heavily on game for food, raising crops was an important part of their life.
It was the mid-19th century. The cattle drive era was in full swing. Longhorns from Texas were entering Kansas in droves on their way up to the railheads. New towns were booming and fresh beef was being supplied to industrialized, post–Civil War consumers. But something was seriously wrong. The problem was not with the hardy … Continue reading Texas Fever
One of the best ways to achieve a balanced approach to stewardship is to observe and mimic nature, putting the laws of creation to work for us.
The windmill was a common fixture on Great Plains farms, drawing water for cattle and making livestock ownership possible in the relatively dry areas of the West.