A glacier once stood over this area, leaving behind a diverse landscape of steep, wooded river bluffs and magnificent prairie. Take the scenic route and discover more than 600 campsites, 30miles of bridle and hiking trails, 450 acres for backpackers and 9,000 acres of public hunting lands. If it's history you're after, Heritage Hills offers one of the finest state history museums in the nation; several nationally acclaimed museums of natural history, Kansas history and art; beautifully restored buildings and homes; as well as living history festivals/ The area may be most well known for its rich heritage , but it also attracts thousands of people every year to its world-famous Topeka Zoo... to one of the nation's newest auto racing facilities... to countless antique shops, boutiques, and outlet malls. Relax for a weekend or spend a week. Create some history of your own in Heritage Hills.
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The native stone and brick bridge over Tauy Creek was erected in 1890 at the request of Baldwin's first female mayor, Lucy Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan, one of the nation's earliest woman mayors, and her all-female council distinguished themselves with community improvements such as this bridge "Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life
The Ottawa City Park is a beautiful compliment of nature's architecture among the historic works of George P. Washburn in the downtown district. Located at 5th and Main, the park offers a spacious area for strolling, relaxing, or picnics with playground equipment for the children.
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The school was built in 1887 on the homestead of Harrison W. Wellman, in the southeast part of Jefferson County. It is typical of the many one-room country schools that were located every few miles within the county and throughout the country. School Ditrict #70 was formed in 1871Oskaloosa, KS Pioneer Life