Battle of Punished Women Fork

Battle Canyon in Scott County, Kansas  was the site of the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork, the last encounter between Native Americans and United States Troops in the State of Kansas. The Northern Cheyenne under the leadership of Chief Dull Knife and Little Wolf were trying to return to their former home in the north afterContinue reading “Battle of Punished Women Fork”

Kendall Kansas

I’ve spoken about Kendall before.  It has a nice little cemetery sitting on a hill above the town.  It is also where highway 50 intersects with the time change – Central time to Mountain Time. Way in the back of the cemetery there is a plain white cross to mark the site of the countiesContinue reading “Kendall Kansas”

Get out of Dodge

Well more like get into Dodge City, KS – the town sells itself on it’s history of the old west – was the town that Gunsmoke was set in.  They have Boot Hill, etc.  I actually didn’t do that today.  Went there for coffee and looked around.  As Vicki and I have been on aContinue reading “Get out of Dodge”

Back in the Saddle Again

Now that I’m back in Kansas I have some more adventures to share. First full day where I didn’t have to work so I went exploring. Went to Greensburg , Kansas. Prior to 2007 it had one claim to fame – site of the world’s largest hand dug well.  In the 1800’s in order toContinue reading “Back in the Saddle Again”