Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Fort Larned Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:03:47 GMT 'Blown Away' by Fort Larned National Historic Site http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/-Blown-Away-by-Fort-Larned-National-Historic-Site/2082/ A Faces & Places Roadie BlogWhen I mentioned I would be traveling to Fort Larned National Historic Site as part of the 2012 Faces & Places Tour, my six-year-old son Charlie, a budding ... Tue, 29 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/29/-Blown-Away-by-Fort-Larned-National-Historic-Site/2082/ Reliving History at Fort Larned http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/Reliving-History-at-Fort-Larned/805/  Imagine walking 50 miles across a hostile prairie just to make sure the mail goes through. That was among the regular duties for infantry soldiers at Fort Larned in the 1860’s. The fort was among those constructed to protect commerce on the Santa Fe Trail. The trail was one of the most important trade routes in the United States, but hostilities with American Indians in the region made for dangerous travel in southwestern Kansas. Soldiers provided armed escort for mail stages and wagon trains. They participated in several small scale conflicts with tribes in the area, and when the Indian wars were ended, the fort served as a point of distribution for goods and supplies promised in the peace treaties. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/Reliving-History-at-Fort-Larned/805/ Kansas Faces & Places Tour: Greensburg, Montezuma, Fort Larned and Great Bend http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/ My family and I took part in the Faces & Places Tour of Kansas last weekend, a trip starting in Greensburg and ending near Great Bend. Even as we started out, it was clear to me, you can live in Kansas your whole life and not see all of it. Every time I go somewhere for work I’m just amazed at the things I find. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Faces-Places-Tour-Greensburg-Montezuma-Fort-Larned-and-Great-Bend/721/