Saturday, June 23, 2007
Even though the Symphony is over for this year, there is still time to vist Eskridge, Alma Wamego and other sights nearby in the Kansas Flint Hills. Check out the link, to the right, to see over 400 worthy places to visits and a list of summer and fall events a yard long....
Enjoy the Kansas Flint Hills, today. If you were at the Symphony, add your comment - we'd love to hear from you!
Dr. Bill ;-)
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Personally, I'll be voting for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve/Flint Hills as most representative; but I'm very pleased that the Kansas Flint Hills got 25% of the nominations!
Six sites: 1) Brookville Hotel at Abilene, 2) the Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, 3) the Eisenhower Center in Abilene, 4) John Steuart Curry murals, Topeka, 5) Keeper of the Plains in Wichita and 6) the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve/Flint Hills in Chase County were honored Friday when they were among the top 24 finalists in a contest to determine the 8 Wonders of Kansas. These six sites are within the 22-county area of the Kansas Flint Hills represented by the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition.
The contest and finalists were announced by Marci Penner of the
The top 8 Wonders will be determined by the public, who can vote for their favorite wonders at 8wonders.org from now until Dec. 31, 2007. On Jan. 29, 2008, Kansas Day, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will announce the top 8 Wonders as Kansas.
Each of the 24 finalists was selected based upon what Penner refers to as the 8 Rural Culture Elements: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people. The Brookville Hotel represents cuisine; the
Penner hopes the project will help to educate both Kansans and others about
To vote, go to 8wonders.org between June 1 and Dec. 31 and vote online for your top eight choices. Be sure to vote for our wonderful
Sunday, June 03, 2007
This photo was taken near the end of the third day of the rodeo. All were having a great experience! This rodeo has been held annual since the 1930's, beginning as a ranch rodeo, and growing into a major event in the Kansas Flint Hills.