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Mt. Sunflower Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True mountains are called such because of a 2000 foot difference in altitude in a 10-20 mile radius. Since this does not apply to the contour of the land surrounding Mt. Sunflower, it is not considered a true mountain.

Mt. Sunflower is on privately owned land one of the few privately owned high points in the country. It has been in the Harold family since 1940.

To see Western Kansas' most impressive scenery, you have to wait for the end of the day. We, in Western Kansas are privileged to be able to observe the most beautiful sunsets ever seen anywhere. Most every imaginable color is there: the rosy reds, the golden colors of sun ripened wheat, the purple which mountains are supposed to be, and everything in between. If you could touch it, it would feel as soft as velvet, smooth and light.

All the animals must be awed by the sunset as well, because the only sounds one hears are the crickets playing their symphony and the wind sighing softly for the beauty it has once again been allowed to witness. After a short time it is gone, and you stand there wishing it could have continued forever, but knowing that in one day you will once again be able to witness and become enthralled by the sunset.


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Mt. Sunflower

Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True mountains are called such because of a 2000 foot difference in altitude in a 10-20

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

Sharon Springs, KS Museums

Old Post Cemetery

All that remains of the original Fort Wallace now is the old post cemetery, enclosed by stone walls within the Wallace Township cemetery. In December of 1885, the U.S. Government extricated the bodies of 88 soldiers with headstones marked between 1867-1879

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Fort Wallace

Fort Wallace was first called Camp Pond Creek and was established in September, 1865, about one-and-a-half miles southwest of present Wallace. The soldiers were moved about a year later to a site further west along the Smoky River, where the fort was built.

Sharon Springs, KS Forts

Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inlet nor outlet. Its unfailing fresh water supply is believed to come from the underflow of the river nearby.

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Old Maid's Pool

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