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40th Parallel Marker
Doniphan County

40th Parallel Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

From Main, 2/1/2 miles northwest on K-7. Stop here to read the historical marker that relates the story of the Public Land Surveys of the Sixth Principal Meridian. From here, another 120 yards north on K-7 a little footbridge leads to a path that takes you 150 feet to the top of the bluff (handrails help navigate the steep grade). At this hilltop you'll see the cast iron monument erected in May 1855 by U.S. Deputy Surveyor Charles Manners to mark the beginning point of the 40th Parallel--the border between the future state of Nebraska and Kansas.

A.L. Wynkoop Home
Doniphan County

A.L. Wynkoop Home

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 307 W. Pennsylvania, Highland, KS

In 1912 local carpenter and contractor Ely Saunders interpreted the popular Prairie School and Craftsman architectural styles to design a distinctive home for wealthy merchant A.L. Wynkoop. The Shingle style exterior is an unusual feature of this two-story house with third-story dormers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bendena State Bank
Doniphan County

Bendena State Bank

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT 933 Friendship, Bendena, KS 785.988.4453

From Main, 1/4 mile north on Friendship Rd. Take the long driveway to the 1925 barn remodeled into a bank in 1985. Stop in and say hello to the cashiers and see a historic photo of the original barn and other memorabilia.

Boder-Strong Mansion
Doniphan County

Boder-Strong Mansion

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 433 W. State, Troy, KS

A conical roof, rounded tower, wraparound porch, and ornate keystones are just a few of the features that make this 1895 red-brick Queen Anne home a handsome structure.

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Boone Statue
Doniphan County

Boone Statue

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 606 W. Main, Highland, KS

In front of Irvin Hall find the large bronze of Dr. William Boone (1860-1936), physician, community leader, educator, and Highland College trustee, was sculpted by his granddaughter Carey Boone Nelson.

Brown County Agriculture Museum
Brown County

Brown County Agriculture Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 301 E. Iowa, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3702

Forty-two fascinating windmills line a lane running south from the museum complex that depicts an early 1900s farm. Explore the farmhouse, a mile barn housing farm implements, a blacksmith shop, hen house, and more. One building contains a display of horse-drawn equipment. Admission charge.

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Brown County Courthouse
Brown County

Brown County Courthouse

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 4:30pm 601 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS

Built in 1926, this Modern Eclecticism courthouse features limestone walls an exterior carvings. The interior is equally impressive with its highly ornamented decor and marble floors, walls' nd staircase. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exterior view only on weekend.

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Brown County Historical Museum
Brown County

Brown County Historical Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 611 Utah, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3330

Memorial Auditorium was built in the Classical Revival style in 1920 to honor soldiers of WWI. The auditorium is now home to the county museum and preserves local and military history. A must see to learn about Brown County history! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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California Trail Markers
Doniphan County

California Trail Markers

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Wathena, KS

Settlers and fortune seekers heading west traveled through parts of Doniphan County from the early 1840s through 1865. In 2014, 59 signs were installed to make the California Trail through the county. To find the first trail marker, from S. 3rd in Wathena, go 1/4 mile east and south on U.S. 46, just east on Saint Joseph, then north on Treece. Proceed to subsequent markers by following the arrows. You will end up east of Fanning at K-7 and 230.

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City Hall
Brown County

City Hall

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 See description 612 Roxanna, Morrill, KS 785.459.2231

Step through the two antique doors of this unassuming city office building to find an ornate bank vault and the original counter with its iron barred teller window, thought be have been installed by an early insurance company that occupied this building. If City Clerk Linda Hill isn't too busy she'll be glad to show you around. Monday-Friday 7am-12pm and 1-4pm.

City Hall
Doniphan County

City Hall

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 206 Saint Joseph, Wathena, KS

City Hall is an impressive 1942 WPA stone structure.

City of Beautiful Maples
Brown County

City of Beautiful Maples

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 200 block of Miami St., Hiawatha, KS

In 1918, when T.H. Korthanke and his wife moved to their home at 200 Miami, a stately maple tree stood on the property. Korthanke was inspired to plant seeds from this tree, and as the seedlings grew he shared them with anyone who agreed to care for them. As a result, mature maples grow all around town and give Hiawatha a beautiful red-maple glow in the fall. (On map, Miami St. might show as 240th St.)

Civil War Statue
Doniphan County

Civil War Statue

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, KS

In Bellemont Cemetery, an impressive 1915 bronze statue of a soldier standing atop an engraved granite base honors those who gave their lives during the Civil War. From U.S. 36 (Wathena), 3/4 mile north on N. 9th.

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Clock Tower Building
Brown County

Clock Tower Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 701 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.7417

The unique clock tower was built in 1891 as part of the First National Bank. The two-story, red-brick building with limestone trim and arched windows is a beautiful example of Richardson Romanesque architecture. It was restored in 2010 to become the Frances Sewell Plamann History Center. City hall now occupies the first floor, and featured on the second floor along with temporary art exhibits is the colorful 1963 Ron Allerton mural depicting the history of Brown County. Open for visitors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Drive by anytime to admire! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Courthouse Grounds
Doniphan County

Courthouse Grounds

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

Gracing these environs are a replica Statue of Liberty, a plaque to a sheriff and an undersheriff who drowned in 1943, veteran memorials, a plaque recognizing the patent holder of the Burgundy Belle maple tree, and a Pony Express marker.

Courthouse Square Historic District
Doniphan County

Courthouse Square Historic District

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 100 block of Chestnut, Troy, KS

Highlights of the 18-site, self-guided walking tour include the 1900 opera house (106 E. Walnut; the 1900 former Hotel Avon (122 E. Walnut); and the 1870 Sol Miller Building (1010 S. Main). The 100 block of Chestnut is home to several historic houses and businesses. Brochures are available. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crossdale Barn
Brown County

Crossdale Barn

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 2529 U.S. 73, Hiawatha, KS

Look closely at the white prairie style barn on Wayne Starr's farm and notice the interesting painting under the hay hood. Wayne learned that in 1855 President Franklin Pierce gave Abigail Crossdale this section of land as recompense for her husband's death in the War of 1812. Because she lived in the East, Abigail sold the land never having seen it. When Wayne purchased it in the 1950s, he honored the farm's original owner by creating a Crossdale coat of arms and painting it on the barn. Drive by only.

Davis Memorial
Brown County

Davis Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm Mount Hope Cemetery

It's rather startling to find this incredible memorial so casually situated within the town cemetery. John Davis erected it for his wife, Sarah who died in 1930. By 1934, the memorial contained 11 life-sized statues made of Italian marble and covered by a marble canopy. The statues depict stages of John and Sarah's lives. Controversy surrounds the memorial to this day. Why did Davis, known to be a frugal man, spend so much money on a memorial? Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more click on the link below. From U.S. 73, 1/2 mile east on Iowa to Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Denton Post Office
Doniphan County

Denton Post Office

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 506 Main, Denton, KS 785.359.6724

The Denton post office is a classic, and it will continue to operate as long as enough stamps are purchased here! Make your transaction over the brass plate covering the counter. Monday-Friday 12-4pm. Lobby open 24/7.

Doniphan Cemetery
Doniphan County

Doniphan Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm Rural Doniphan County

The view from the cemetery of the Missouri River, bluffs, valley and the ghost town of Doniphan is magnificent! The largest and most elaborate monuments in the cemetery are those of brothers, Jacob and Adam Brenner, whose vineyards were a major part of the area economy from the 1860s to 1912. From 95, 3/4 mile north on Mineral Point, 1/2 mile east on 100, then 1/4 mile south on Moon Light.

Doniphan County Courthouse
Doniphan County

Doniphan County Courthouse

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

Revered Kansas architect George Washburn designed this Romanesque Revival building completed in 1906. Historic pictures and display cases line the hallway inside this picturesque red-brick structure with limestone trim. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

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Electric City Emporium
Brown County

Electric City Emporium

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 10:00am to 5:00pm 140 E. 8th, Horton, KS 785.548.6224

This is a variety store on steroids! Tom Reed sadly passed away in 2019, but the store he loved is still going strong. He moved his huge inventory into a restored historic building to make shopping there an epic experience. Items range from variety and flea market to antiques and hardware. It's a stop you won't want to miss.

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English Leather Shop
Brown County

English Leather Shop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 10:00am to 5:00pm 119 W. 8th, Horton, KS 785.741.0128

The age-old craft of shoe repair and general leatherwork have been happening here since 1959. Bring in your leather items for expert repair or buy finished products such as belts, wallets, cell phone cases, knife cases or horse tack. Open Thur-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-Noon.

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Everest City Park
Brown County

Everest City Park

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm 628 N. 2nd, Everest, Kansas

In the well-groomed park you'll find a founder's plaque secured to a large red glacial rock beside an old Missouri Pacific caboose. Next to it is a bench with an attached silver plaque heralding the beginnings of this small hamlet when the railroad was established in 1882.

Finding Doniphan
Doniphan County

Finding Doniphan

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Doniphan, KS

A few ghostly buildings let you know you've arrived at Doniphan. From E. Walnut in Troy, go 1/4 mile south on Main, 1/4 mile east on Lower State, then 10 miles south on Mineral Point.

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First Power Pole
Brown County

First Power Pole

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 5th and E. 15th, Horton, KS

The first rural electric power pole in Kansas was erected here on November 10, 1937, for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative. A historical marker notes that it was the first rural electric project to energize Kansas and was financed with a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration.

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Flea Market Grounds
Doniphan County

Flea Market Grounds

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Sparks, KS

Some of the largest flea markets you'll ever encounter happen in Sparks, White Cloud and Troy every Labor Day weekend and the first weekend of May. Expect huge crowds!

Four-State Lookout
Doniphan County

Four-State Lookout

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

A viewing platform offers a panorama of the broad Missouri River Valley, as well as of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Take a 360 turn to view the rolling loess hills of the glacial hills region with the Missouri River rolling by on the north side of the platform. From Main, 1/4 mile north and west on 3rd, and at the fork take either turn up the hill. Voted one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.

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Glacial Hills Scenic Byway
Doniphan County

Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

From the Kansas-Nebraska line in Doniphan County to the intersection of K-7 and K-92 in Leavenworth, this 63-mile route takes you through the scenic and rolling Glacial Hill region. Often bluffs parallel the road on one side and the river or cropland in the flood plain borders the other. Notice the large red rocks, or quartzite, remnants of glacial deposits. This byway leads you to some of the oldest towns in Kansas, treats you to early architecture and historic sites, and presents account so f major events including the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Pony Express.

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Hand-Dug Well
Nemaha County

Hand-Dug Well

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 301 N. 11th Street, Seneca, KS 66538 785-336-6366

Visit the second largest hand-dug well in the state in Sabetha's city park. Dug in 1895, the well is 34 feet wide and 65 feet deep. It's a visible reminder of the town's original water system. The well is covered , so contact the Nemaha County Historical Society if you'd like to see it. 785.336.6366.

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Hiawatha Armory
Brown County

Hiawatha Armory

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 108 1st St, Hiawatha, KS

In front of the armory, built in 1938 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration), stands a row of trees and in front of each tree a granite marker recognizes a member of the "130th Regiment Who Rose to the Rank of General Officer."

Highland Christian Church
Doniphan County

Highland Christian Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 102 E. Main, Highland, KS

When completed in 1904, the church was deemed the "handsomest in Highland." The architecture is significant because the Shingle style exterior is rare on a church building. Ely Saunders, designer of the Wynkoop home oversaw the construction. The building's red-brick veneer accented by the buff-brick quoins make this church quite a beauty! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Highland Community College
Doniphan County

Highland Community College

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 3:30pm 606 W. Main, Highland, KS 785-442-6054

You'll find this charming "Scottie" dog figurine in the Highland Community College Library along with other historical artifacts telling the history of the state's oldest college. Friendly staff will greet you and answer all your questions. Don't miss a stroll around the grounds before or after your visit to the library. On the grounds you'lll find statues, historic buildings, memorials, a sun dial and other fascinating stories that make the history here come alive.

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Highland Presbyterian Church
Doniphan County

Highland Presbyterian Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 101 South St., Highland, KS

This church has the earliest formed Presbyterian congregation in the state, dating to 1843. After the 1888 church burned down, the new church, constructed around 1914, was designed with a flat roof and without a steeple which was highly unusual for that time period and location in a rural community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Bank Building
Brown County

Historic Bank Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Roxanna and Fanning, Morrill, KS

Standing stately, but empty, this red-brick structure was built in 1901 as the Farmers Bank of Morrill. The thick, double-arch entryways trimmed in limestone and the intricately carved details on the facade are evidence of the building's Richardson Romanesque architecture.

Historic Barn Self-Guided Tour
Doniphan County

Historic Barn Self-Guided Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS 785.985.2235

Six barns in the county are featured on this self-guided tour, several of which are on the national register. Signs at each barn provide information. You are welcome to take photos, but due to the barns' fragile condition, visitors are asked not to enter the buildings. Tour brochures are available on the first floor of the county courthouse at 120 E. Chestnut in Troy.

Historic Markers
Doniphan County

Historic Markers

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Troy, KS

Acquaint yourself with Troy by reading the historical marker at this roadside pullover. A nearby granite marker tells about a Pony Express station that operated for a few months near here. From Locust, 1 mile east on U.S. 36.

Historic Stone Barn
Brown County

Historic Stone Barn

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Robinson, KS

Two-foot-thick walls and arched window heads and entryway are features of this durable 1861 barn, like the oldest extant structure in the county. It was built to house horses and mules on the first floor grand and hay on the second, and see on the third. It is now owned by the Dennis Tietjens family, who invite you to come in and take a look. From Railroad St., 3/4 mile south on Parsons (becomes Temple), then 2 3/4 miles east on 205.

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Historical Markers
Doniphan County

Historical Markers

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 203 Roseport, Elwood, KS

A Kansas Historical Marker relates that in 1856 Elwood (first calle dRoseport) prospered with steamboat and ferryboat trade. But floods are part of this community's story, and eventually the river washed away much of the old town. Near the marker an inscribed Glacial Hills granite stone serves as a monument to the Pony Express.

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site
Doniphan County

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission State Historic Site

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 1737 Elgin, Highland, KS

The 1845 Presbyterian Mission was originally built to educate the Iowa and the Sac & Fox children. Although the mission is no longer open to the public, exterior interpretive signage tells the story of the American Indian tribes that were relocated to this area. The exhibits have been moved to Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in Fairway, Kansas. From Kansas Street, 2 miles east on Main, turn north on Elgin, then west into the driveway. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Kansas-Is-Not-Flat Scenic Drive
Doniphan County

Kansas-Is-Not-Flat Scenic Drive

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main and Kansas, Highland, KS

This six-mile route takes you on winding roads through hills and valleys and wooded landscapes, along little creeks, and past old wooden barns. From Main, go 2 1/4 miles north on Kansas (becomes Colorado), 1/2 mile east on 265 Rd, 1 mile north on Denmark, 3/4 mile east on 275, then 1 1/2 miles north on Dove Creek to Iowa Point. From Iowa Point, continue 4 1/2 miles north on K-7 to White Cloud.

Kennekuk
Brown County

Kennekuk

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 330th Rd and Chautauqua Rd., Horton, KS

Kennekuk, established in 1858 was once the home of a Pony Express relay station, two stagecoach lines, and a military road. Today it is only a spot in the road (actually located in Atchison County) with a few houses, but a Pony Express marker preserves the legacy of this historic site. From Horton, 1/2 mile south on K-159, 1 3/4 miles east on 330, then just south on Chautauqua.

Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission Marker
Brown County

Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission Marker

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Horton, KS

A plaque on a red glacial rock marks the site of the Kickapoo Presbyterian Mission established in 1856. Its purpose was to educate and Christianize school-age children of the Kickapoo tribe that dwelled in this area. The mission continued as a day school for the tribe from 1860 to 1871. From 1st, 1/2 mile east on 5th, then 1/4 mile south on 7th.

Klinefelter Farm
Brown County

Klinefelter Farm

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm 1774 230 Rd., Hiawatha, KS 785.336.1274

Six mile of mowed trails are available on this beautiful 480-acre property. The farm was a gift to Highland Community College from John M. Klinefelter who family had owned the land for 130 years. The site and the restored barn host many activities and events to benefit the north Kansas community.

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Korthanke Fountain
Brown County

Korthanke Fountain

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 411 Oregon, Hiawatha, KS

In appreciation of T.H. Korthanke's gift of maple trees to the city, H. Bernerd and Ruth Garvey Fink honored his memory with this water fountain in 1973. See it just west of the fire department.

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Lewis and Clark Pavilion
Doniphan County

Lewis and Clark Pavilion

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main and K-7, White Cloud, KS

In a small park by the river, a pavilion, marked by a metal sunflower, commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition that came through this area on July 10, 1804. Interpretive signage provides background of this historic event.

Lincoln Memorial
Doniphan County

Lincoln Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm 138 E. Walnut, Troy, KS

It is said that on December 1, 1859, when Abraham Lincoln delivered a campaign speech in Troy, he stopped at the Sidney Tennant home on E. Walnut. A memorial to Lincoln's visit is erected just west o the house, now the Nelson Roger's home, which is the first and oldest residence remaining in Troy.

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Miller Building
Doniphan County

Miller Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 213 Main, White Cloud, KS

Sol MIller, who founded the Kansas Chief newspaper in 1857, constructed the eastern section of this Italianate building in 1866 for his newspaper office. The remainder of the structure was added in 1868. Miller abandoned the building in 1872 when he moved his paper to Troy.

Norwegian Cemetery
Brown County

Norwegian Cemetery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Click here for map

Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery were established in 1895n by Norwegian immigrants. Stroll through the cemetery and on almost every gravestone you'll find evidence of Norwegian ancestry in such names as Torkelson, Thorson, Knudson, and Gigstad. From S. 5th in Everest, go 1/2 mile west Main, then 3 1/2 miles north on Prairie.

Nuzum's Opera House
Doniphan County

Nuzum's Opera House

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 114 Main, White Cloud, KS

A dry goods business was the original occupant of this 1869 structure. By 1893 a general store and a bank had opened on the first floor, and an opera house operated on the second. By 1930 the second floor had been vacated and has been empty ever since.

Old Water Pump
Doniphan County

Old Water Pump

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Main St. and Pine Ave., Denton, KS

Don't run into the old water pump in the middle of town! A flagpole stands guard near the red pump, which in the spring and summer is surrounded by a little flower garden.

Post Office Murals
Brown County

Post Office Murals

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 825 1st, Horton, KS

Kenneth Evett was the artist of two pieces of Section artwork: Picnic in Kansas, installed in 1938, and Changing of Horses fro the Pony Express, installed in 1939. Learn more about the fascinating history of Post Office Section Art at the 8 Wonders of Kansas website. (Click on Read More below) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Poulet House
Doniphan County

Poulet House

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 205 Poplar, White Cloud, KS

Alexis Poulet, a prominent businessman in White Cloud, built this Italianate home in 1880. The wrought iron balconies on the back of the house reveal Poulet's French background. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robinson Community Store
Brown County

Robinson Community Store

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See description 115 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.6506

Cans of soup, peas and peaches and bags of pasta, chips, and candy would love to jump off the shelves and into your shopping cart! Stock up for your exploring journey at this all-volunteer non-profit business. Hours are irregular so call ahead.

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Rubeti Memorial
Doniphan County

Rubeti Memorial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Ives and Main, Highland, KS

The brick wall bearing the Highland College name stands as a memorial to Sophie Rubeti, a young Sac of the Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission. A plaque tells Sophie's story and why, following her death around 1861 at age 18, a lodge for Indian girls was built in her honor. When the lodge was razed in 1978, the hand-hewn bricks from its fireplace were used to build the memorial wall.

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum
Brown County

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT 306 N. Main, Reserve, KS 785.742.0053

Especially of interest to American Indian enthusiasts, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Tribal Museum exhibits a fine but small collection of authentic tribal costumes, native clothing, historic daily wear and ceremonial beadwork. Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm.

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Smithton Lodge
Doniphan County

Smithton Lodge

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 306 W. Main, Highland, KS

This is the oldest Masonic lodge in Kansas, dating to 1854. Across the street, a plaque in Degginger Park commemorates this fact.

St. John the Baptist Church
Doniphan County

St. John the Baptist Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours Doniphan, KS

Part of the Brenner Vineyards Historic District (NRHP), this red-brick church was built in 1867 on land donated by Adam Brenner. Adam and Jacob Brenner came to the area in 1857 and 1860 and established prosperous vineyards and wineries. The historic district reflects the Brenners' agrarian farmsteads and remnants of the winery. From Mineral Point, 1/2 mile west and south on 95th Rd.

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St. Martha's A.M.E. Church
Doniphan County

St. Martha's A.M.E. Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 101 S. Canada, Highland, KS

It is believed that African Americans settled in Doniphan County around 1860. This simple frame church, built around 1882, was named for Martha Hubbard, a former slave who escaped to Kansas from Missouri via the Underground Railroad. She made a living as a cook and worked with great devotion to help establish the "little church" in Highland. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Mary's Church
Doniphan County

St. Mary's Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours K-20 and K-137, Purcell, KS

From a distance the 112-foot steeple guides you to St. Mary's Church. Built in the Late Gothic Revival style, this 1896 red-brick building is the only remaining structure of a religious complex that once stood here. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sundial
Doniphan County

Sundial

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 606 W. Main, Highland, KS

In front of Irvin Hall on the Highland Community College campus you'll find a round cement sundial on a concrete table. Both were made by Richard Schuman when he was in art class at Highland in 1969. What do the circles mean on the side? The tops of plastic cuts were used as indentations for decoration.

Tall Oak
Doniphan County

Tall Oak

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS

A citizen of Troy met Hungarian artist Peter Toth while he was sculpting outside of Kansas. Toth told him that his goal was to sculpt an Indian monument in each state. Thus, the artist was invited to Troy and in 1978 created the 27-foot sculpture of an Indian chief with headdress. Sculpted from a bur oak log and christened Tall Oak, the monument is a striking landmark in Troy. Located on the courthouse grounds.

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The Shoe Tree
Nemaha County

The Shoe Tree

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 9:00pm 80th Rd and V Rd, Wetmore, KS

Bring an old shoe, boot, slipper or even a roller skate if you have one to add to the Shoe Tree near Wetmore. Look for the hammer and nails in the mail box where you can also leave your signature and where you're from. Then leave your shoe attached to the giant cottonwood along with hundreds of others. It'll be a fun thing to do and record! Plus the country scenery in this next of the woods is very pretty!

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Tile Murals
Nemaha County

Tile Murals

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00am to 7:00pm 935 Main, Sabetha, KS

Look closely! The tiles on the United Bank and Trust exterior are each only about an inch square and are assembled into six murals depicting area history. They include a farmer and horse plowing a cornfield, a farm tractor, dairy cows, a factory, and a steer. The artist is unknown, but the project occurred in 1965 when the bank was forced to remodel due to water leakage.

Van's Electric Model Trains
Brown County

Van's Electric Model Trains

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 Varies to Varies 211 E 1st St, Fairview, KS 66425 785-467-8380

You'll be dazzled by the array and variety of model train displays from this huge collection owned by Elvon and Cleo Van Delsem. You'll be greeted on the yard by a cherry red caboose and a other train memorabilia. The collection is housed inside not one, but two large buildings. The displays are unique and are sure to capture the imagination of all ages. Day and Hours open during the BKRT will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Weiland's Grocery
Doniphan County

Weiland's Grocery

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CDT 210 Commercial, Bendena, KS 785.988.4455

Stop by this downtown grocery and stock up on goods that will travel well as you explore the area. Call ahead and find out what they can make for a sack lunch to take on your exploration.

Werner Wagon Works
Brown County

Werner Wagon Works

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 TBA 1705 Yates, Hiawatha, KS 785-438-5500

Don Werner makes and restores horse-drawn vehicles and is reputed to be one of the best in this field in the Midwest. Don is one of about six non-Amish craftsmen in the United States who works full time as a wainwright and wheelwright, and his wagons, buggies, carriages, and other conveyances are beautiful works of art. Tour information TBA. (Located just east of Missouri Lake.)

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Werner Wagon Works
Brown County

Werner Wagon Works

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See description 1705 Yates, KS 785.548.5500

Don Werner makes and restores horse-drawn vehicles and is reputed to be one of the best in this field in the Midwest. Don is one of about six non-Amish craftsmen in the United States who works full time as a wainwright and wheelwright, and his wagons, buggies, carriages, and other conveyances are beautiful works of art.

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White Cloud Barber Shop
Doniphan County

White Cloud Barber Shop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 210 Main, White Cloud, KS

This 1864 clapboard frame building was a barbershop for much of its days beginning in 1875. Currently the structure is unoccupied. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

White Cloud Historic District
Doniphan County

White Cloud Historic District

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours White Cloud, KS

This small historic river town comprises 67 buildings that represent the development of the town since 1850. The historic district is roughly bordered by Poplar, 6th, Chestnut, and K-7. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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White Cloud School
Doniphan County

White Cloud School

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 103 S. 5th, White Cloud, KS

The 1872 two-story, Italianate building was designed by Kansas architect Erasmus T. carr. Today it houses the Ma-Hush-Kah Museum. "Mah-Hush-Kah is a phonetic spelling of the name of Mahaska II, "White Cloud" (ca. 1810-1851), the chief of the Iowa Tribe for many years." Hours irregular.

Wilbur Chapman Monument
Doniphan County

Wilbur Chapman Monument

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight hours 202 Main, White Cloud, KS

In front of the Christian church, a bronze plaque set in a unique stone pedestal pays tribute to Wilbur Chapman and relates a most unusual story of this 10-year-old boy and his pig, Pete. In 1913 Wilbur sold his prized pig to raise money for a leper colony. This news of one boy's generosity captured the public's fancy, and soon school children throughout the world began collecting money for this worthy cause. They saved their coin in, what else, little iron banks shaped like a black pig-created in memory of Pete. The 1880 brick home, 308 Chestnut, where Wilbur grew up is sometimes referred to as the Gingerbread House.

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WPA Project-Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency Building
Brown County

WPA Project-Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency Building

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 908 1st, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency building constructed in 1942.

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WPA Project-Horton Civic Center
Brown County

WPA Project-Horton Civic Center

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 125 W. 7th, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Horton Civic Center, originally used as a county fair building.

WPA Project-Horton Free Public Library
Brown County

WPA Project-Horton Free Public Library

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 809 1st, Horton, KS

The Works Progress Administration (later named Works Projects Administration) was established in 1935 during the Depression Era as a way to put millions of unemployed people back to work on public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. Three properties in Horton are excellent examples of this era including the Horton Free Public Library constructed in 1928. Interestingly, the library houses a collection of 24 pairs of WPA dolls. Click on the link below to learn more about the dolls.

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