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Well done, Manhattan

May 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am

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 […]

buildings, cities, columns, Flint Hills, history, Kansans, nature, places

Oil boom in the Flint Hills

May 6th, 2012 at 8:30 am

A display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center tells about the oil rush in the El Dorado area which began in 1915.

Flint Hills, history

May 12, Pioneer Bluffs

May 3rd, 2012 at 8:46 am

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 […]

events, Flint Hills, Flyover Book, history

Louis Vieux

April 27th, 2012 at 6:19 am

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.


The Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum

April 19th, 2012 at 7:51 am

The old 1892 Wichita City Hall is the home of the current Wichita-Sedgwick County Museum.

buildings, cities, history

1916 Granary

April 18th, 2012 at 10:23 am

This old granary was recently renovated at Pioneer Bluffs just north of Matfield Green on K-177.


In the Amelia museum

March 16th, 2012 at 7:00 am

This long room filled with natural light was the upstairs bedroom of Amelia Earhart’s grandparents. She was born in this room and she and her sister spent a lot of time at this house when they were young.

history, Kansans

AE luggage

March 15th, 2012 at 5:29 am

In the 1930s, Amelia Earhart had a line of clothing and a line of luggage.

commerce, history, Kansans

Amelia’s childhood bedroom

March 14th, 2012 at 10:13 am

When Amelia Earhart lived with her grandparents in Atchison, this was her bedroom. This house is now the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum.

history, Kansans

Amelia Earhart Bridge

February 29th, 2012 at 9:59 am

ATCHISON – Looking across the Missouri River from the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. In the background is the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge and its replacement which is being built. This is really cool – a webcam. You can zoom in or go back in time on the calendar to see the progress.

history, Kansans, small towns

Laura McClenny

February 19th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

On Saturday I dropped in at the Java Cat and discovered a book-signing right there. Laura McClenny (center of photo) grew up in Emporia, has lived in Colorado for many years and is back in Emporia again.   From The Emporia Gazette: McClenny book signing Local author Laura McClenny will be signing her newly released […]

history, Kansans, writing