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Posts for January 2012

Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas

As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle.

Posted on January 31, 2012 5:21PM by Katy Ibsen

A Modern Day Visit to the Old West

Texans know a thing or two about the old west, but when writer Matt Pryor visited Dodge City he wrote, “Dodge put the wild in Wild West.” He wandered the red brick streets to get a feel of the history, but had the good sense to take advantage of some modern conveniences, too.

Posted on January 26, 2012 4:31PM by Patsy Terrell

Colorful Garden of Eden Emerges in Lucas

 The Garden of Eden in Lucas has had a facelift. From rosy cheeks on faces to striped clothing to the red, white and blue of our nation’s flag, colors dulled by dirt and mold are once again vivid, returning sculptures at the world-renowned grassroots art site to their former splendor. Artist Samuel Perry Dinsmoor mixed cement with crushed stone to create colors in the fascinating - and what some consider quirky - sculptures he formed from 1907 to 1932 on cement ‘trees’ eight to 40 feet above ground. 

Posted on January 17, 2012 10:19AM by Cecilia Harris

Coyote Hunting in Kansas

 One of the best things about being a hunter and living in Kansas is I’m never far away from quality hunting and fishing opportunities, even in the dead of winter. Most people assume once ...

Posted on January 12, 2012 4:40PM by Elizabeth Peterson

Moon Marble Marvel

The moment you walk through the door of the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, you are greeted with an eye-treating array of unique toys, games and ...

Posted on January 10, 2012 4:40PM by Karen Ridder


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