Pony Express Station 1

Pony Express #1

(Marysville KS) The Pony Express mail service only lasted for 18 months. But, its relay riders have forever been lauded in the lore of the American west. Pony Express Home Station #1 was the first main stop west of Saint Joseph MO. Today, the restored barn and a museum tell the story of that venture […]

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Tallgrass Prairie, Flint Hills

Tallgrass Prairie

(Strong City KS) The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve maintains some of the only remaining undeveloped prairie lands in America. Being located in the Flint Hills region, it was never suitable for farming due to the shale rock just below the surface. However, the tallgrass did provide excellent grazing range for livestock. A ranch on the […]

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Bent's Old Fort

Bents Old Fort

(La Junta CO) Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was recreated using plans drawn by an army officer that spent time in the original fort, and from various diaries. It was stocked with trade goods and decor from the era creating an authentic ambiance. It was a major stop along the Mountain Route portion of […]

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