Yesterday's Highway
There is still plenty to do along Kansas' first highway-The Santa Fe Trail.
By Nancy Muenker, photos by David Muenker

The Westward Trail
In this excerpt from one of Emporia author Don Coldsmith's historical novels, an early trading expedition follows an ancient westward trail.
By Don Coldsmith, watercolor by Dixie Dove Glenn

A Tribute to a Native Son
Ellis recognizes its most famous citizen with the Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum.
By John Lee

The Courtland B&B Inn
An old railroad hotel has a new life as an elegant bed and breakfast inn in downtown Fort Scott.
By Ron Welch

Spring in the Gyp Hills
Two annual events-the Gyp Hills Trail Ride and the Barber County Spring Wildflower Tour-offer visitors opportunities to explore one of the state's most scenic regions.
By Pam Martin, photos by Jim Bertoglio

Come for Tea
In its annual Victorian Tea and Historic Homes Tour, waterville combines ritual and tradition for a nostalgic step back in time.
By De McGlashon

The River Festival Turns 25
The venerable Wichita River Festival has big plans for the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1996.
By Barbara Delhotel

Operation Wildlife
Spring is the busiest season for Diane Johnson's wildlife rehabilitation facility in Linwood.
By Chalise Miner, photos by Philip Miner

This Land is Our Land
The Land Institute's annual Prairie festival is a chance to spend a weekend considering the future of our land.
By Bill Sheldon

New Travel Center
The new Kansas Travel Information center at Olathe recently joined the team of locations that welcomes visitors and residents to discover Kansas.
By L. Suzanne Hanson

Volume 51, Issue 1
Andrea Glenn, editor
On the cover: Spring Creek in Cowley County by Gerald Weins