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Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood

An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season.

Posted on September 25, 2012 5:13PM by Karen Ridder

A Flair for Celebrating History: Medicine Lodge

Medicine Lodge celebrates Kansas history with a spectacular flair. Of course, since it is hometown to the flamboyant and tempestuous Carry A. Nation, it might not be surprising that the town knows how to get a point across.

Posted on September 28, 2011 9:17AM by Karen Ridder


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