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Post Rock Country, Kansas

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With its steep, grassy slopes, Post Rock Country resembles the Yorkshire countryside. Even after more than 100 years, miles and miles of stone fence posts still stand. Here is the original "home on the range," that inspired Dr. Brewster Higley to write one of the most lasting refrains and what came to be the state song of Kansas. In Post Rock Country, you'll unearth one surprise after another. You'll find the unexpected (and the unexplained all circling around the exact Geographic Center of the continental United States.

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Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art/ FHSU Art Displays

The Fort Hays State University Art Department and Moss-Thorns Gallery is located on the first floor of Rarick Hall on the northeast edge of the FHSU campus. Rarick Hall was completed in the spring of 1981

Hays, KS Arts

Warren Stone Memorial Lake

While you are visiting La Crosse make sure to stop by the scenic Warren Stone Memorial Lake. The lake is located 2 miles east of La Crosse on K-4 highway and encompasses 2

La Crosse, KS Recreation

Russell County Courthouse

President Gerald R. Ford and Senator Robert J. Dole launched the 1976 Presidential campaign on this site on August 20, 1976.

Russell, KS Historical Markers

Ada Lutheran Church

Ada Lutheran Church is the most prominent limestone structure in southwest Republic County. The rock was quarried three miles west and hauled with hammer and chisel. The alter painting was done by Birger Sandzen. Church historians are currently translating the church board minutes from 1873 to the 1

Courtland, KS Historic Churches

Mitchell County Courthouse

Built in 1901 for a total of $38,310. of 8" pitchfaced native limestone, of Richardsonian Romanesque design. The Seth Thomas four-faced clock in the courthouse tower was installed in 1904 and paid for by donations. Originally run by hand, the clock was electrified in 1950. Of the 25 rooms on 3

Beloit, KS Historic Courthouses


Postrock Limestone Courtyard

A three million acre formation in central Kansas is known as post rock limestone. Cutting of this post rock grew out of the uniqueness of the land and the needs and inventiveness of early settlers. From 1870-1920, limestone was the only building material used in this area. By the mid 1880

Lucas, KS Arts

Glen Elder State Park

On the shores of Waconda Lake, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural setting, Glen Elder is a perfect place to relax. With four campgrounds totaling 140 electrical and water hook-up sites and over 300 primitive sites, there'

, KS Camping

Smoky Hill Museum

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum tells the history of the Smoky Hills in a dynamic and inviting way, interweaving it with experiences, tales, graphics, and artifacts.

Salina, KS Museums

Ottawa County Historical Museum

The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit - one of the best anywhere. There is an interesting dinosaur exhibit relating to

Minneapolis, KS Museums

Fossil Station Museum

An imposing looking structure, the museum building was formerly the county jail, built in 1907 from greenhorn limestone or "post rock." It has adapted nicely to the modern theories of museum functions.

Russell, KS Museums

Geographic Center of the U.S.

This is the Center of the U.S.A. original 48 states, as determined by the government geodetic survey in 1898. It is the crossroads of the nation, proper, on US-281 highway. The marker made of stone with a flag pole built in Center park, a place for the public to stop, relax and picnic.

Lebanon, KS Landmarks

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