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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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Fort Harker Museum Complex/ Kanopolis KS

The Fort Harker Museum is located in Kanopolis Ks. First Established as Fort Ellsworth in 1864 at the juncture of the Smokey Hill River and the Fort Riley/Fort Larned Road on the Smokey Hill Trail, the post was moved from its site by the river and renamed Fort Harker in 1866

Ellsworth, KS Military History

Stone Double-Arch Bridge

It was a meeting place for three different ethnic groups in the settling days of the area.

Lincoln, KS Historic Bridges

The Hodgden House

The Hodgden House, built by Perry Hodgden, was the first private home to rebuild with stone after these fires. It was completed in 1878. The house was restored to its former elegance as one of the grand houses of Ellsworth in 1961.

Ellsworth, KS

The Railroad Gazebo

The Railroad Gazebo, located in the railroad park, is a replica of the original gazebo and continues to serve as a focal point for community events, just as it did in the late 1800s.

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

Zebulon Pike Trail Marker

This marker shows the route taken in the Delphos area by Captain Zebulon Pike and his exploring party during his 1806 expedition. On September 29, 1806, Pike held council with the Pawnee and had the Spanish flag taken down and the U.S. flag hoisted.

Delphos, KS Historical Markers

Rock City

The rocks at Rock City are huge sandstone concretions in an area about the size of two football fields, 200 rocks--some as large as houses -- dot the landscape. There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size.

Minneapolis, KS Natural Attractions


Post Rock Scout Museum

Located in the beautiful Cummins Block Building and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Lincoln, KS Museums

Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church was built by Danish immigrants who settled in Denmark, Kansas in 1869 and 1870. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the native limestone rock church was completed in 1878.

Denmark, KS Historic Churches

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

A 7,000-pound Indian Rhinoceros, along with exotic snow leopards, orangutans, white rhinos and lemurs are thriving on the Kansas prairie. The zoo is home to more than 80

Salina, KS Zoos

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

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

Mitchell County Museum

The museum, organized in 1971, has four floors of displays featuring historical items of Mitchell County. The building was formerly a nurses home built in 1929 in a "Williamsburg" design. Displays include: Dishes, quilts, guns, china head dolls, iron toys, old maps, 400 bells, an 1867

Beloit, KS Museums

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