Historical Sites

category : Pioneer History

Wild Horse Corral - In early days, wild horses were grazing on the prairie and often times driven into this native stone cave and captured. Located in northwest Greeley County.

Barrel Springs - In early days, a traveler sank two barrels into the north bank of the stream just across from the hole known now to many as Jumbo. The spring flowed into the barrels and out into the creek bed. So the spring was given the name of Barrel Springs. Barrel Springs is located on what was known as the Fort Wallace to Fort Lyons Trail, which crosses from the northeast to the southwest through Greeley County. Located 10 miles west and four miles north of Tribune.

White Woman Creek - The White Woman Creek starts in the southern part of Cheyenne County, Colorado. It crosses the northeast corner of Kiowa County, Colorado, enters Greeley County, then Wichita County, and ends in Scott County, Kansas in a flat basin south of Scott City.

Many legends have been told about the naming of White Woman Creek. Perhaps the most reliable is that two white women were captured by a Cheyenne war party. The women married braves, and when attacking U.S. troops killed the one woman?s husband and son, she spent the night beside the remains of her husband and son chanting and wailing. The next day she was killed in battle. It is said that if you listen carefully you can still hear her cries along the banks of the streambed, pleading for their spirits to be accepted in the Happy Hunting Grounds.

Time Capsule - During the celebration of the county's centennial, the Greeley County Historical Society sponsored the burial of a time capsule. It contains family stories and memorabilia of all kinds, especially items that were available and styles of this period of time. Located in the front of the Horace Greeley Museum, it will be opened in the year 2088.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Prairie Ridge Golf Course

Located on the north edge of Tribune, the Prairie Ridge Golf Course is a nine-hole bent grass-green course with buffalo grass fairways and bluegrass tee boxes. Annual tournaments and events encourage team play and it'

Tribune, KS Golf Courses

G. L. Reid Building

The G. L. Reid Building, built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the lawyer's office.

The cement block building still remains in service on Main Street.

George L. Reid biography ...

Tribune, KS Historic Buildings

Old Greeley County Courthouse

A post rock courthouse was built in Tribune in 1890, at a cost of $20,000. This three-story building was the hub of Greeley County, built on the public square. One of three oldest courthouses in Kansas, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975

Tribune, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do Pioneer History near Tribune, KS

The Jones & Plummer Trail

The first trail through the area was made by the Jones & Plummer Cattle Co., bringing their cattle from the Texas Panhandle o...

Leoti-Coronado County Seat Fight

The following are two accounts detailing the Leoti-Coronado county seat fight.

Bear Creek Pass

This pass is one of the most interesting histories in the state of Kansas. Kearny County was fortunate in the creation of the...

Historical Sites

Wild Horse Corral - In early days, wild horses were grazing on the prairie and often t...

Aubey Route

The Aubrey Route, which left the Santa Fe Trail on the Arkansas River at Chouteau's Island and Indian Mound, west of Lakin, c...