Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Atchison Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:19:52 GMT Hosts to Ghosts: Haunted Atchison http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Hosts-to-Ghosts-Haunted-Atchison-/3084/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Trolley.jpg'/><br/> Many know Atchison as the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, but the nice little town on the Missouri River has a more mysterious side that's fun to explore as Halloween nears. Atchison is also known as one of the most haunted places in America, due to the number of buildings that are allegedly home to paranormal activity. If you're looking for a real spooky experience, head to Atchison, where there are a plethora of activities for you to try to connect with the ghosts of Atchison's past. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/23/Hosts-to-Ghosts-Haunted-Atchison-/3084/ Amelia’s Spirit Lives on in Atchison http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Amelia-s-Spirit-Lives-on-in-Atchison/2322/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/AmeliaComesHome1.jpeg'/><br/>A Faces &amp; Places Roadie Blog In spite of the theories surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, John Cerney’s mural, entitled “Amelia Comes Home,” captures the spirit of the 16th annual Amelia Earhart Festival experience in Atchison.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Amelia-s-Spirit-Lives-on-in-Atchison/2322/ Pony Express Rides.. again and again http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Pony-Express-Rides-again-and-again/2225/ 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/ A Nice Drive in the Glacial Hills http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/A-Nice-Drive-in-the-Glacial-Hills/1306/ A Buffalo Soldier monument in Fort Leavenworth initiated our recent trek up the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway. The monument pays tribute to the 9th&nbsp;&amp; 10th&nbsp;Cavalry Regiments. These groups of Black soldiers got their nickname in the Indian Wars. Native Americans said they were brave and fierce in battle - like the Buffalo. Since my son is a huge fan of the Civil War era Cavalry, this was a great way to start an historic and picturesque drive up the eastern edge of the state. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/15/A-Nice-Drive-in-the-Glacial-Hills/1306/ A Haunting Experience in Atchison http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/A-Haunting-Experience-in-Atchison/1238/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6258287932_31d509fd51_b.jpg'/><br/> Each year, as cooler weather rolls into town, Atchison gets busy sending chills down your spine. The river town has a unique history. Louis &amp; Clark landed here on July 4, 1804. Aviatrix Amelia Earhart called it home. It was once a major commercial and railroad center of the state. In recent years, however, Atchison has become better known for tales and legends of a darker kind – enough that is has earned the moniker “The Most Haunted Town in Kansas.” It has learned to wear it well as thousands of people flock there every fall to hear some of the dozens of ghost stories associated with the town’s beautiful homes and spaces. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/A-Haunting-Experience-in-Atchison/1238/ Faces & Places Tour: Atchison & Leavenworth http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Faces-Places-Tour-Atchison-Leavenworth/1100/ ‘Haunted’ AtchisonMy husband and I launched our relaxing Labor Day weekend with a visit to Atchison. Jacque Pregont, president of the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce greeted us at the ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Faces-Places-Tour-Atchison-Leavenworth/1100/