Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Marais des Cygnes Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:31:34 GMT The Osawatomie Experience: a historic day-trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/170-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> 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. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ Kansas Hunters Enjoy Variety http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Kansas-Hunters-Enjoy-Variety/991/ I've never been much of a specialist. My dedication to pastimes has always been seasonal. When I was a boy playing sports, I loved to play football -- until it was basketball season. Then I loved basketball. I'm the same way with hunting and fishing. I love to fish until hunting seasons start. And even then, I have trouble being faithful. I love to hunt ducks until the deer rut starts. Then I love to bowhunt deer until the pheasant and quail seasons open. Deciding what to hunt in Kansas can make you dizzy. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/31/Kansas-Hunters-Enjoy-Variety/991/ 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/