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Fall 2017 | Vol. 73 Issue 3

On the Cover

Inspired by actual photography, Artist Torren Thomas illustrates what an average cattle driving group might look like during the 1800s.


 This Season

   By Lou Ann Thomas
   Corn Mazes & Fall Grazes

   By Cecilia Harris
   Cowtown Celebration

   By Megan Saunders
   Full Steam Ahead: Excursion Trains Across Kansas

   By Patsy Terrell
   A tip of the Hat

   By Dave Zumbaugh
   Archery for All Ages

   Behind the lens. 
   Interviewee Justin Lister
   A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography.


 Wide Open Spaces

    A Weekend in Ike's Town
    By Meta Newell West
    Photography by Justin Lister & Lisa Eastman

    The old trail town provides a perfect three-day family getaway.

    Abilene Public Library, Amanda's Bakery & Bistro, RHV Hardware, Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum, C.W. Parker Carousel, Dickinson County Heritage Center, The Hitching Post, Greyhound Hall of Fame, Mr. K's Farmhouse, Great Plains Theatre, Eisenhower's Boyhood Home and Presidental Library, Brookville Hotel and Russell Stover. 

    Fair Enough
    By Nathan Pettengill Photography by Brian Goodman
   A Kansas photographer documents small-town fairs across the state.


 Taste of Kansas

   Bikers and Breakfast
   By Lou Ann Thomas, photography by Bill Stephens and Josh Roesener
   On the Hunt for Kansas Steaks: Steakhouses that will take you off the beaten path.

   Jim's Steakhouse, North Star Steakhouse, Big Ed's



  The Chisholm Legacy
  Story by Rex Buchanan, Photography by Justin Lister
  Rex Buchanan follow the old trail "that still wants to head north"

  Song Trails
  Story by Patricia E. Ackerman
  From Texas to Kansas, a music scholar traces the heritage of cowboy songs.