Through the efforts of local residents and friends known as the Mount Mitchell Prairie Guards in partnership with Audubon of Kansas, a historic park is being developed that ties Wabaunsee County to this pivotal period in our nation’s past. Located on a 50-acre hilltop three miles south of Wamego, the park is called the Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie. It is dedicated to Captain William Mitchell and the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, The property, part of Captain Mitchell’s farm, was given to the Kansas State Historical Society in 1953 by Mitchell’s son W.I. Mitchell. Come enjoy the view-scape from atop this hill, hike the leisurely path to the top, and picnic under the shade of a tree. Enter the park via Mount Mitchell Road, travel past two homes, to the back of the property where you will find a parking lot, and entrance to the hiking trail.