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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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Florissant Fossil Beds

Florissant Fossils

(Florissant CO) Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument had some unexpected features. No dinosaur bones or footprints, and no active digs or pits. The Visitor Center had a gift shop, a film and displays describing the history and geology of the area. Instead of dino’s, it contained fossils of numerous insects, fish, and plants. Many were […]

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Oliver Lee Ranch

Oliver Lee Ranch

(Boles Acres NM) Oliver Lee was one of those colorful characters of the wild west. During his life he was a Deputy US Marshall, rancher, state Senator, and some say a cattle rustler and gunslinger. He was charged with murder, but acquitted. And, he also played a role in the creation of Otero County and […]

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