Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Fort Scott Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:15:03 GMT Fort Scott Celebration Honors Legacy of Gordon Parks http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/16/Fort-Scott-Celebration-Honors-Legacy-of-Gordon-Parks/2748/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Gordon-Parks.jpg'/><br/> I&rsquo;ve long admired the work of Gordon Parks, who was once told not to try to attend college because his best shot at succeeding in life was to be ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/16/Fort-Scott-Celebration-Honors-Legacy-of-Gordon-Parks/2748/ Summer Festivals in Kansas: Big city excitement, time-honored traditions http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Summer-Festivals-in-Kansas-Big-city-excitement-time-honored-traditions/2202/ A Faces &amp; Places Roadie BlogMy latest Faces &amp; Places travel plan was to spend the weekend visiting community festivals in Wichita and Fort Scott. Although different in scale, both festivals ... Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Summer-Festivals-in-Kansas-Big-city-excitement-time-honored-traditions/2202/ Fort Scott by Candlelight http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Fort-Scott-by-Candlelight/1444/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6511313241_191caf4b50_b.jpg'/><br/> Each December, Fort Scott National Historic Site provides visitors a unique opportunity to experience history. They turn off all of the modern lights, cover up the interpretive ... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Fort-Scott-by-Candlelight/1444/ Frontier Military Byway – more than a military tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ There are so many interesting places to visit along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, you really need to plan a few days to catch it all. The byway takes you along the border area between Kansas and Missouri. It roughly follows the old military road originally built to link Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott with military installations further to the south. The area was a hotbed of activity during the Bleeding Kansas fight for statehood. Along the route you will find the site of the Marais des Cygnes massacre, a brutal attack that galvanized guerilla warfare between free-state and pro-slavery forces in territorial Kansas. Nearby Mine Creek Battlefield is the site of the only major Civil War battle fought in Kansas. This scenic byway is not all about the military though. You will find a Santa Fe Trail stop, a stately historic home, several parks and a cider mill. The drive is through a beautiful part of the state with lots of hills and trees as you head south out of Kansas City. It takes you past so many interesting stops you will surely find something to please everyone in the family. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ Lyons Restaurant serves cinnamon-rich poached pears http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/5/Lyons-Restaurant-serves-cinnamon-rich-poached-pears/846/ Sample this dish, then visit the elegant Lyons Twin Mansions in Fort Scott, Kan.Since 1989, the Lyons Twin Mansions Bed &amp; Breakfast in Fort Scott, Kan., has been treating visitors to a comfortable stay in plush surroundings. Guests also enjoy complimentary breakfasts, including Eggs Benedict, omelets and Signature Sausage burritos. Now, you needn’t spend the night to enjoy the Bed &amp; Breakfast’s finely prepared foods, because the Lyons Restaurant has been recently opened to the public. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/5/Lyons-Restaurant-serves-cinnamon-rich-poached-pears/846/ A Kansas player in the Civil War http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/A-Kansas-player-in-the-Civil-War/444/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/5661623251_bb602f5e40_m.jpg'/><br/> Fort Scott has a unique history that follows the growing pains of our country in the middle of the 1800s. The National Historic Site recently marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, but the history of the Army’s presence in the area stretches back to a time when the western edge of Missouri marked the division between white and Indian settlements.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/A-Kansas-player-in-the-Civil-War/444/