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The Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch


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The Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch When Stephen F. Jones built his home in the 1880's, it was a crowning achievement in his career as a cattleman. Built with hand-cut native limestone, the 11-room house is characteristic of the Second Empire style of 19th Century architecture. The massive three-story barn is impressive in its own right. Visitors also enjoy touring the Lower Fox Creek School, a one-room schoolhouse located on a nearby hilltop. A spring on the hillside provided water to the house. Thus the name, the Spring Hill Ranch. The ranch was designated a National Historic Landmark in February of 1997.


Address: Located just 2 miles north from Strong City on Highway 177
Phone: 620-273-8139
Fax: 620-273-8247
Our Email: prairie@parktrust.org
Our Website:www.parktrust.org/zb-glim.html

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Flint Hills Rodeo

The Flint Hills Rodeo is the oldest consecutively run professional rodeo in the state of Kansas. The top cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the midwest compete each year for over $50,000 in six traditional rodeo contests. Plan a spring trip to the "heart of the Kansas Flint Hills"

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Chase County Scenic Drive

Chase County contains vast areas of unspoiled prairie. In the spring, after the pastures have been burned, some of the hills look like they are all rock without enough soil to support life, and it'

Strong City, KS Scenic Drives

The Santa Fe Depot

The original depot burned in 1902 and was replaced in 1903. In 1913, due in part to the very heavy passenger and freight traffic, a new brick depot trimmed in native cut limestone was built for a cost of $20,000

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

In 1994 the National Park Trust purchased the 10,894

Strong City, KS National Parks

Knute Rockne Memorial Marker

On March 31, 1931, the plane carrying Notre Dame's famous football coach, Knute Rockne, and H.J. Christen, J.H. Happer, W.B. Miller, Charles A. Robrecht, Spencer G. Goldwaite, Robert Frye, and Jess Mathias, crashed near Bazaar in Chase County, losing all lives.

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