Thursday, January 31, 2008

8 Wonders - Big Well

As promised, here is the first of the 8 Wonders of Kansas , alphabetically, based on a national survey sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, as announced by the Governor at Kansas Day, the 147th Birthday of Kansas, on Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008.

The Big Well, in Greensburg, Kiowa County, representing Kansas Sampler Rural Culture Elements: Architecture and History. The Big Well, of course, is currently closed as a result of the May 4, 2007 tornado.

Build in 1887-9, the well was hand-dug, cribbed, cased and stoned with rock from Medicine River and sand from the Cowskin Creek; some have called it "a pioneer engineering marvel."

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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