Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ‘DRAGGING WYATT EARP’ “Returning home is like that. The future gets left behind, a piano dumped on a stark prairie. Suddenly you’re left with nothing but your life and the past. You have returned. Full circle. Everything else is just a blur.” Those are the [...]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ‘SHADOW ON THE HILL’ On a sunny Saturday in May, 1925, Decoration Day, Florence Knoblock was found brutally murdered on the kitchen floor of her farmhouse near Burlington. Florence was married to John Knoblock and was the mother of a 4 year-old boy named Roger. [...]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: IN THE PRESENCE OF TREES An abundance of shade, a concert stage, the state’s largest southern magnolia, and an independent young cat named Twiggy. Those are just a few of the things that you’ll find at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. This Sumner [...]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: UNDERGROUND IN HUTCHINSON “Don’t pick or lick the walls” is one of the rules at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson. And I’m happy to report that I behaved. There were plenty of walls down there, but I did not lick any of [...]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: WELL DONE, MANHATTAN ‘Take me back to the Cottonwood River,” Kelley Hunt sings. “Lead me on, lead me on to where the Flint Hills roll.” Growing up Emporia, the Flint Hills likely provided Kelley Hunt with a feeling of being grounded, and the open skies [...]
NEWS RELEASE Community members have the opportunity to meet a “notable” Kansas author at a book reading to be held Saturday May 12, 3:00 p.m., at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. Cheryl Unruh will read from her 2011 Kansas Notable Book, Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State. According to the Kansas [...]
The Louis Vieux family cemetery is near Belvue in Pottawatomie County. The story. A few years back, my friend Frank Thompson created an incredible blog post on this place: Little Vermillion Crossing on the Oregon Trail. Check it out.