Tag Archives: Kansas

Exploring the Monument Rocks

In 1968 the Monument Rocks of Kansas were designated the first National Natural Landmark, and it’s easy to see why. These stunning chalk pillars, which some call pyramids, rise 70 feet above the surrounding fields. They were formed approximately 80 million years ago in what was once a huge inland see. Now they sit on […]

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A Stop at Scott Lake State Park

Just a short drive north of Garden City and the Arkansas River, the border with Mexico in the early 1800s, sits Scott Lake State Park in Kansas, which is a great spot for fishing, camping, hiking and the like.     Driving through the vast plains and farm fields of western Kansas it’s difficult to […]

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A Travel Guide to the Plains Indian Wars

Generally speaking, I’ve given up on guide books. I just don’t use them any longer, and I don’t see the need to thanks to our good friend the Internet. So much information is available for free here that it doesn’t make sense to spend money on a book to give you the same information. But […]

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