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One Epic Trail. Two Hundred Years.

In 1821, Captain William Becknell and a party of five headed west from the Missouri River to trade mules and horses and to hunt on the plains. They wound up in welcoming Santa Fe, eventually carving a 900-mile trade route that thousands of freighters, military troops, Native Americans and others…

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Supernatural Road Trip in Kansas

For fans of the CW show “Supernatural” the road so far has ventured quite a bit into the Sunflower State. And after 15 seasons, the Winchester brothers, of Lawrence, have hung up their machetes, put their salt into shakers instead of bulk canisters and pulled the jet black ’67 Chevy Impala into the…

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Free-Range Adventures in Southwest Kansas

Talk about wide-open spaces. The southwest quadrant of Kansas (22 counties) is no faux frontier—it’s the real deal. The region carries on the centuries-old legacy of explorers and pioneers who trekked its expanse. In 1865, when the U.S. Army established Fort Dodge along the Santa Fe Trail (near…

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Amazing Grains

Here in the nation’s top wheat-growing state, artisans in bakeries, breweries and distilleries skillfully transform the locally sourced amber grain (as well as other grain-based ingredients) into tasty products. BREAD Bonito Michoacan Bakery, Kansas City This crowd-pleasing Mexican bakery lines its…

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