Life moves at a slow pace in this part of the country. When you walk down the streets in Montgomery County, you'll be treated to friendly hellos and big smiles.
From a little house on the prairie to a mansion on a hill, adventure awaits you in Montgomery County, Kansas. History comes alive as you travel through the gentle hills of Montgomery County, located in Southeast Kansas near the Oklahoma and Missouri borders.
The Daltons died here, Laura Ingalls Wilder lived here. Walter "Big Train" Johnson and Mickey Mantle played here, and we welcome you to visit here-- for a day, a week or a lifetime.
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As a student in Cherryvale Central High School, Frank Bellamy authored the Pledge of Allegiance and brought it into national focus as a winner in a 1892 national student contest. The pledge was first officially used in a national celebration coinciding with the opening of the World'Cherryvale, KS Famous People
Zoo residents include sun bears, buffalo, monkeys, cougars, a swan pond, caymans, eagles, and a flock of tame peacocks who roam the grounds. One of the more famous inhabitant was Miss Able, the first monkey in space. She resided at Monkey Island until her blast off in 1960. This 124Independence, KS Zoos
The Independence Public Library is still located at the corner of Maple and Fifth, in the structure as it was built by the Carnegie Foundation in 1907. The Library currently houses 61,700 volumes of print and non-print materials, with a patron registration of 9,880Independence, KS Carnegie Libraries
Welcome to the Safari Zoological Park. The Park was established in 1989 for the purpose of saving endangered animals and was opened to the public in 1994. See our magnificent animals, lions, tigers and bears, plus jaguars and black leopards. There's alligators, lemurs, baboons and much more!Caney, KS Zoos
The first school, built in 1870, was a log cabin provided by Berryman Smith. The teacher, Mrs. O.M. \"Billie\" Smith, had 25 students enrolled. Bonds for the next school building, the Little White School House, were sold to raise $1,800 and the school was built in 1872 for $900Caney, KS Historic Schoolhouses