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.
There’s so much to learn about Kansas, including history, nature, architecture, and more. Where to start?
A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.
Choosing only 10 places that represent the Flint Hills at their finest is not simple. Take any road and you will see something breathtaking.
Although the structure itself is quite familiar to Cowley bridge enthusiasts, Pudden Bridge’s history is surprisingly little known.
Not all of us can readily absorb military history without getting bogged down in the technicalities. Thankfully, Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairie by Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin is supremely readable, providing an era-by-era overview of Kansas forts as reflective of the broader picture of Kansas history overall.
The success of Dunkard Mill Bridge and its withstanding of later severe floods sealed the stone bridge matter, as far as Cowley County was concerned.
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
Butler County, Kansas, has had many stone arch bridges built over the years, about 20 of which still remain on the road system. These bridges were important to the progress of the county and represent an era when good roads were considered important for the establishment of trade. Many of these stone bridges are still… Continue reading Rediscovering the Walz Ford Bridge