I had my day all planned out, and none of what I had planned worked out. It is a cool, breezy overcast day and the place I was wanting to go in the Flint Hills would be better photographed on a clear day. Wylie and I loaded up and took the back roads over to Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Canton, Kansas. Here’s what we saw today.
Abandoned bridge outside of Assaria, KS
I didn’t find any information on Hallville, KS. There is one home currently occupied, I could find no other remains of any buildings. It was along an abandoned train track.
Olive Springs School was built in 1885 and was used as a school until 1947. It is now an art gallery displaying the painting and prints of a local artist, Maleta Forsberg.
Bridge near the entrance to Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is home to 200 head of bison and 50 elk. They roam free on the 2800 acre natural prairie.
Just west of the Refuge is McPherson State fishing lake, where we saw this lone eagle.