Another thing I find fascinating about rural Kansas is the architecture from the late 1800’s. A beautiful example is the county courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, just South of the Tallgrass Prarie Preserve. Built in 1873.
Sure wish that telephone cable wasn’t in the picture. An awesome building constructed of native limestone.
We also noticed this small building standing on a hill just North of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.
The Lower Fox Creek school. Built in 1882, of the same native limestone.
Things inside still appear as they would have around 1920, or so.
No sparing the rod, and spoiling the child, here.
There were lots of things to see along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway. We would love to have had more time to explore some of the backroads, maybe find some of the wild mustangs, and experiencing one of the beautiful sunsets of the area. But, we were scheduled for bad weather Sunday afternoon and night, so we returned to the campground and packed most things away. A lot of rain, wind, and hail throughout the night, but no damage to anyone or anything come daylight. We moved sixty miles North to Milford Lake COE campground on Monday. Had a nice sunset to remind us “life is good”