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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.

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The Humphrey House

The Humphrey Home was built by former slaves in 1867 following the Civil War. The walls of the home are 16 inches thick and f...

Park Hills Golf & Supper Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Brown Park

Brown Park is complete with playground equipment, a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. ...