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Posts for March 2013

The Osawatomie Experience: a historic day-trip

Osawatomie is a great little Kansas day-trip full of history from a time when the state was new and people were passionate about their political positions. The town was a pivotal spot during the Bleeding Kansas fight for freedom. It stakes claim to being the place Kansans were first called "Jayhawkers" and is where the Kansas Republican party was founded. BUT, it is perhaps best known for its relation to the famous abolitionist, John Brown.

Posted on March 26, 2013 2:51PM by Karen Ridder

Fick Fossil Museum: Reinvented Ways to Display Fossils

In the western Kansas town of Oakley sits a quaint little museum named Fick Fossil. According to DiscoveRoakley.com, during the 1960's Ernest and Vi Fick began collecting fossils from the long gone inland sea that once inhabited the area. By 1971 they owned thousands of shark teeth, complete fossils and a lot of folk art that Vi had made using their discoveries. Soon the collection outgrew their home, thus the museum was established in the mid 1975 to showcase their findings and Vi's art.

Posted on March 19, 2013 11:17AM by Jenni Harrison

Walk-In Hunting Areas: Opportunities for Every Hunter

Hunting requires hard work, intense preparation and dedicated focus to reach success. It also offers the adrenaline rush, the satisfaction and all the rewards that come with any popular sports season.  Essentially, that is what makes hunting so addictive, and keeps hunters in the outdoors season after season, and year after year. The challenges are worth the rewards.

Posted on March 14, 2013 11:07AM by Elizabeth Peterson

Blog Post: Oz The Great and Powerful movie

Magical. I know it sounds obvious but that simply is the best word to describe the movie Oz The Great and Powerful that premiered last weekend. The new movie that is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, a cinema masterpiece of its time, provided the perfect date night with Hubby, who grew up watching the beloved classic, based on L. Frank Baum's novel, every year on television with his family.

Posted on March 12, 2013 7:12AM by Cecilia Harris

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