Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Missouri Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:56:34 GMT Humboldt’s Combine Demolition Derby A Smash Hit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Humboldt-Combine-Derby-hit-main.jpeg'/><br/> As sparks flew, the hits just kept on coming at the Combine Demolition Derby on a Saturday night in early September. Yes, you read it right&hellip;a demolition derby featuring COMBINES, the farm harvesters that typically peacefully gather in grain. At the Humboldt Speedway, these massive farm machines revved their engines and charged header-first, crashing into each other with a loud bang as metal crunched, the rear tires of both combines lifted off the ground and the drivers jolted in their seats. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/18/Humboldt-s-Combine-Demolition-Derby-A-Smash-Hit/2656/ 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/