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The Flint Hills - Tales out of School

12/03/2012
Characteristics, history and life over the last two centuries in the Flint Hills. by Jim Hoy Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills Kansas - Nature Field Guide

12/03/2012
This article is a brief description and history of the Flint Hills.:) by The Nature Conservancy - Kansas Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills - Yahoo's Top 10 Travel Destination

12/03/2012
The Flint Hills was named in a list of travel destinations in America. Author Rolf Potts puts it this way: Most folks consider the Great Plains fly-over country — and that's a shame, since the prairies are home to America's subtlest charms and scenery.  Mostly treeless, and curving gently across the eastern Kansas landscape, the ... more

Ode to Kansas

12/03/2012
It's stridently anti-abortion, fervently behind creationism, considered flat, bland 'flyover land' to most left-leaning Americans. But, finds Paul Harris, there's plenty to love about Dorothy's homeland. by Paul Harris - The Observer Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills tourism is means to an end

12/03/2012
"Disney's not coming to the Flint Hills," Ted Eubanks told his audience Thursday afternoon. "Large industry? Not coming." But tourists could be and, by using the right tools, they should be coming in droves. by The Emporia Gazette - Bobbi Mlynar Jump to the Source Article ... more

Kansas - a place of discovery

12/03/2012
Kansas… “Home, home on the range”…these are more than just words in the Kansas state song. They are words that describe the experiences and down home hospitality vacationers will discover when they visit Kansas. by Easier - Travel News (UK) Jump to the Source Article ... more

Elk County Courthouse Tower Clock

12/03/2012
by Shirley Black/Flint HIlls Express Chime the Time The Elk County Courthouse finally has a clock. It's a beautiful clock that chimes the hour during the day and silently glows the time during the night. The original 1907 courthouse blue prints show a clock was planned for installation nearly 100 years ago when the courthouse was ... more

Human Nature: Big-Sky Prairie

12/03/2012
Learning to see the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. by Sally Shivnan / Nature Conservancy Magazine Jump to the Source Article ... more

National Geographic - April 2007 - The Flint Hills: A Kansas Treasure

12/03/2012
The Prairie's Grip is Unbroken in the Flint Hills of Kansas. by National Geographic - by Verlyn Klinkenborg, Photos by Jim Richardson Jump to the Source Article   ... more

Lazy D Outfitters

12/03/2012
Dan and Carla are the owners/operators of the Lazy D Outfitter in Madison, Kansas. The Lazy D hosted Babe Winkleman, the outdoor legend that has been teaching people to fish and hunt for 25 years on his award-wining programs; "Good Fishing" and "Outdoor Secrets" as well as numerous television shows. by Kansas Agritourism News Jump to the Source Article more

Old Kansas, Still Growing Tall

12/03/2012
THINK all of Kansas is flat? Think again. The Flint Hills, in the eastern part of the state, fan out over 183 miles from north to south, stretching 30 to 40 miles wide in parts, the land folding into itself, then popping up in gentle bumps, with mounds looming far off on the horizon. by Betsy Rubiner / New York Times Jump to ... more

KSNT Blog and Clip on National Geographic

12/03/2012
Read the KSNT Blog and Film Clip regarding the Kansas Flint Hills coverage in the April National Geographic. by KSNT News Jump to the Source Article ... more

Rancher works to preserve Kansas' scenic Flint Hills

12/03/2012
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP)--If you asked Jane Koger what she'd do if given the choice to go to heaven or stay in the Kansas Flint Hills, she'd tell you she'd rather stay in the Flint Hills. Koger is the owner of the Homestead Ranch in Chase County, a 4,000-acre privately owned ranch. She has turned her love of the Flint Hills into a lifelong ... more

Recreation Finder

12/03/2012

Bill Kurtis: In Praise of the Prairie

12/03/2012
On his ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Bill Kurtis walks among cows grazing on big bluestem and other prairie grasses. "Eat up, girls," he says in a resonant voice familiar to millions of Americans from his hosting roles on the A&E Network programs Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files. by by Marti Attoun, ... more

Artist's filming of Flint Hills fires captures prairie cycles

12/03/2012
Louis Copt watches the TV screen, which shows a roaring, crackling fire rushing through brown grass in the Flint Hills. All that's missing is the smell of smoke and the terror of actually being there. "It was way too windy to be burning that day," Copt says with asmirk. He would know -- he was the one holding the video ... more

Restoration Row

12/03/2012
PAWHUSKA, Okla. - It is hard to love a land you don't understand, and for most of my life I had no idea why anyone would ever live in the Great Plains - let alone love the place. Flat, featureless, boring. Those were the words I heard growing up whenever someone would mention the plains. My view was informed by Dorothy's Kansas, ... more

Midwest Living - Kansas Flint Hills

12/03/2012
Savor the open grasslands of this gorgeous expanse. by Midwest Living Jump to the Source Article ... more

Lazy T Ranch

12/03/2012
by Julie Roller, Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation Located just minutes away from the heart of Manhattan, the Lazy T Ranch is one of the Flint Hills’ best-kept secrets. While some would be curious about their willingness to share this awe-inspiring ranch, the Wilson family welcomes visitors to their ... more

Long Weekend: Winter on a Silver Platter

12/03/2012
Bed and Breakfasts serve up warmth and comfort in the Flint Hills by Julie Cirlincuina / Kansas Outdoor Treasures Jump to the Source Article - PDF ... more

Heavenly Places Without the Hype

12/03/2012
Why people ignore it: It's Kansas, and we get excited about Kansas only during March Madness, if at all. by Denver Post Jump to the Source Article ... more

Two for the Road

12/03/2012
The farmers who plowed up most of the American Midwest spared the Flint Hills, which in aerial photos look like immense green ocean swells, because the rock was too close to the surface for plows. The buffalo were replaced by cattle, but in an area roughly the size of Vermont, the tallgrass prairie survives, a remnant of what most of the midsection of North America once must have looked like. by New York Times / Barbara Ireland Jump to the Source Article more

Flint Hills on a Fence!

12/03/2012
Flint Hills Art Posted on Discovery Center Construction Fence Construction has begun on the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. During the next 19 months of construction, the fence surrounding the site will serve as an art gallery for the 22 counties of the Flint Hills. Each county submitted at least two panels depicting that county's ... more

Weaving Rugs and Tales by the Cottonwood Falls

12/03/2012
Byway Spotlight Weaving Rugs and Tales by the Cottonwood Falls By Julie Midgley This article originally appeared in the August/September issue of Keynotes, a publication of the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. Between Council Grove and Cassoday is the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, a 47.2 mile stretch of road ... more