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Threshing Machine Canyon


category : Pioneer Life
In 1867, a party of travelers were transporting three threshing machines belonging to Brigham Young along the Smoky Hill Trail. While encamped at the base of the cliff, the party was attacked by Indians, who killed all of the men and put the threshing machines to the torch. Pieces of these machines were later found by early settlers.


Come visit us in WaKeeney, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Big Creek Golf Course

Big Creek Golf Course is one of the nicest 9 hole, grass green golf courses in Kansas. Putting greens, a driving range, and rental carts are available. Ladies Day is held on Tuesday afternoon and Men'

WaKeeney, KS Golf Courses

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunites abound around WaKeeney. The town is located in an area offering some of the best bird hunting anywhere. Cedar Bluff Lake and State Park, thirteen miles south of town, offers great fishing, camping, and boating. While you're there, explore Threshing Machine Canyon?

WaKeeney, KS Recreation

Trego County Courthouse

The cornerstone of the Trego County Courthouse was laid in 1888, and the building was completed in 1889

WaKeeney, KS Historic Courthouses


WaKeeney Municipal Building

This attractive building, which houses the city administration office, was built in 1937 of native limestone.

WaKeeney, KS Historic Buildings

Things to do Pioneer Life near WaKeeney, KS

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