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Pretty Prairie, Kansas

Pretty Prairie, Kansas

In the fall of 1872, forty-six-year-old widowed Mrs. Mary Collingwood, with visions of great opportunities on the free lands of western Kansas, sold her Indiana farm; with two new covered wagons, four horses, $2,200, and her six sons and three daughters, she left for the prairies of Kansas The next spring she bought fourteen yoke of oxen and had her five oldest sons break the prairie. In the spring sun, the prairie looked so beautiful that she called the place Pretty Prairie. She gave the name to the Post Office she established in the front of her house.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Pretty Prairie, KS

Pratt Wildlife Center & Aquarium

Housed in an 80 year old buidling, the Education Center contains numerous wildife mounts, dioramas, 12 400-gallon aquariums, ...

Stone Lake

Stone Lake offers fishing, boating, wind surfing, a river nature trail, picnic area/grills and shelter houses. ...

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...