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Hardtner, Kansas

Hardtner, Kansas

Hardtner was established in1886 on land that had been owned by Dr. Hardtner. Few towns owe as much to one man as Hardtner owes to its founder, Jacob Achenbach, who donated land for the park, hospital and fairgrounds. In 1908, Archenbach decided to build a railroad connecting Hardtner to Kiowa. Santa Fe objected to the new railroad crossing its mainline. The Santa Fe superintendent parked his private car on the crossing site, but a local group of forty armed cowboys convinced him to move.

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Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway

The Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway begins at the junction of Hwys. 281 & 160 and runs 40 miles to the west to Coldwater, at the ju...

Hesston College Natural History Display

The display in Charles Hall on the Hesston College campus consists of several small exhibits on geology, the Quivira Indians,...

The Carriage House

The Carriage House, built in the early 1800s was the first brick home built in Oxford. John J. Hahn was the first of several...

Veteran's Memorial Park

Veteran's Memorail Park is 74 acres of recreation with a fishing lake, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a sand voll...