Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - American West Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:47 GMT Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Underground-picture.jpeg'/><br/> An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ Pony Express Rides.. again and again http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Pony-Express-Rides-again-and-again/2225/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/pic.jpeg'/><br/>The information highway got its start the hard way through Northeast Kansas.While Missouri’s St Joseph gets the credit as the jumping off point of for the Pony Express, the real adventure started in Kansas. The town of Elwood marks the spot where rough and ready Pony Express riders took on the first leg of a 1900-mile journey through eight states. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Pony-Express-Rides-again-and-again/2225/