Republic County, KS

A beautiful day to be on the backroads of Kansas.  It was a busy day, as farmers are harvesting their fall crops.  Please drive carefully and be sure to give the combines, grain carts and trucks plenty of room.

Corn

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Sorghum also called Milo is a feed grain for cattle.  There are twenty-five species of sorghum.  Some species are grown for its grain other species are grown for fodder.

Sweet Sorghum/Cane grows 10′ tall and is harvested and chopped up or baled for feed.

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Cane is made into ensilage and was stored in a silo.  Most silos are abandoned, now the ensilage is stored in a trench silo.

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Milo is harvested for its grain.

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Last cutting of alfalfa.

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We’re in NORWAY!!

Norway, Kansas

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Kackley, KS

When the railroad was built thru Kackley in 1887, it was a trade center, home to 200 people, now it has a population of 13.

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Remains of the General Store

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White Rock, KS

Settled in 1871 along the west bank of the Republican river.  The town at one time had 3 general stores, saw mill, corn mill and a hotel.  Only a couple of houses remain.

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Pawnee Indian Village in the late 1700’s this was a site of a village.  There is a museum located on this land.  Here is a link to that information  Pawnee Indian Museum

 

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