Carry Nation Home

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Carry Nation Home Carry A. Nation was a woman who changed the course of Kansas history. In 1880, Kansas adopted a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating beverages, except for medicinal purposes. The shopkeepers in Kansas violated the law and Carry asked God to use her to save Kansas. She began her crusade against alcohol by smashing her first saloon with ricks and bricks in 1889, in Kiowa, Kansas. After closing all the saloons in Barber County, she went to Wichita where she used an iron rod strapped to her cane to break up the saloons and their contents. She was thrown in jail and was labeled "the hatchet lady" by newspaper reporters. Then the hatchet became her weapon to attempt to enforce the prohibition laws.

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Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum

The Stockade Museum is enclosed by a replica frontier stockade. The museum displays a multitude of photographs and artifacts which help tell the fascinating story of Medicine Lodge and the surrounding area in the 1870s. Also, an 1877

Medicine Lodge, KS Museums

Indian Peace Treaty Pageant

The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant compresses three hundred years of history into two hours of education and entertainment as big as life in a setting that looks as it must have in 1867

Medicine Lodge, KS Pageants

Gypsum Hills Scenic Drive

To take the Gypsum Hills Scenic Drive, travel west of Medicine Lodge on US 160 for 3 plus miles. There, a sign will indicate for you to head south (paved) and in about a mile you will round a curve and be introduced to the beauty of the Gypsum Hills. 2 1/2

Medicine Lodge, KS Scenic Drives

Barber County State Lake

Stop an take in the scenery at Barber County State Lake. Enjoy the 77

Medicine Lodge, KS Recreation

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