Tag Archives: Kansas

Churches Of The Prairie 28

St. John’s Lutheran Church – N. of Ellis, KS  1921

This beautiful church is located on a blacktop road north of Ellis county.  Built in 1921, it offers Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30.

 

No plumbing, his and hers outhouses.

 

Churches Of The Prairie 27

Little white churches of the prairie.  These 3 churches are located in Munden, KS

St. George Catholic Church

Former Methodist Episcopal Church.  No longer offering services.

Zion Evangelical Church

 

A Trip To Great Steaks

I had been wanting to return to a little town where I happened across a closed school that was advertising “America’s Best Steaks”.  I stopped and being a “beef connoisseur” I only purchased a couple of pounds of hamburger and two filets.  They were amazing!  I knew I would be making a trip back.  Bogue, KS is 137 miles from home, so there is a lot to see on the way.

Rocks, pond and prairie south of Wilson Lake

First log cabin home in Russell County, KS

❤️️ the hay bale flag

I found Paradise!!  Now if I could only locate the Fountain of Youth!

Built in 1938 the limestone water tower is a historic Works Progress Administration project.

This area of Kansas grows a lot of corn.

Beautiful barn, I haven’t noticed many with hay hooks hanging.

America’s Best Steaks!!  Dry aged angus beef.  SO good!  America’s Best Steaks will ship if you can’t make it to Bogue, KS.  Their steaks are wonderful, trust me……(comments a former vegetarian!)

Couldn’t resist a stop at Al’s Chickenette in Hays on the way home.  The restaurant opened in  1949.  Wylie is waiting patiently (not really) for a bite a chicken.   Here’s a link to their website.

 

 

 

Harvest – Then and Now

Binding wheat at the Central Kansas Flywheel Yesteryear Museum,  Salina, KS

The binder cuts the wheat and ties it into bundles also called sheaves.  It is placed into shocks to dry out before thrashing.

Cutting wheat in the field across the road from us.  Pretty dusty, but the combine operators are blessed to have a clean, air-conditioned cab.

Cleaned and ready for the next field.

 

No more harvests for this old Gleaner combine

 

 

 

 

 

Coronado Heights, Lindsborg, KS

Coronado Heights is a hill, near Lindsborg, KS, that rises 300 feet above the Smoky Hill River valley.  The castle was constructed in 1932 by the Works Progress Administration.  The sandstone Dakota formation holds many fossils that date back millions of years.

Coronado Heights has a beautiful mix of wildflowers (they weren’t in bloom yet, I’ll be back!) Yucca, spiderwort and butterfly milkweed are some of the wildflowers.