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Old 01-27-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: IN
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Here are some interesting Kansas pictures. It has very interesting landscapes contrary to popular opinion


E Kansas rural area


Kansas City, KS


Konza Prairie Manhattan, KS

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Kansas_population_map.png (broken link)
Kansas Population Density


Wichita, KS


Eastern Kansas River


Topeka Capitol (Early 1900s photo)


Manhattan, KS Downtown Skyline


Riley County Courthouse Manhattan, KS


Manhattan, KS

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/2005.11.30-14.11.59.jpg (broken link)
Johnson County Museum (KC Suburbs)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a9/Douglas_county_kansas_courthouse.jpg (broken link)
Douglas County Courthouse Lawrence, KS


Atchison, KS


Downtown Atchison, KS


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Old 01-27-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Kansas gets picked on a lot. The only thing I know if it is the long, I-70 drive which is rather boring.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: IN
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The best scenery is always off the interstates
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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I hear Lawrence is a very cool town.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: IN
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I hear Lawrence is a very cool town.
Lawrence is the home of KU, is progressive, has a vibrant Downtown, plenty of trees/hills, and is near the Kansas City metro as well as Topeka.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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If I had to pick one over the other I would go with Nebraska. For scenery its probably more geographically diverse - from Pine Ridge to Sand Hills to Niobrara to scenic towns to urban areas.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: the midwest
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Thanks for sharing those pics! I've never been out that way, but I had it pictured a bit differently. In my mind, I saw it as one step up from a desert. I was surprised to see hills and water!

In a geography class several years ago, I remember learning about the "tall grass prairies" in Kansas where the grass was over 6 feet high. The teacher said the only ones remaining are in state parks, since most were cut down and turned into farmland. Any truth to this?
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Thanks for sharing those pics! I've never been out that way, but I had it pictured a bit differently. In my mind, I saw it as one step up from a desert. I was surprised to see hills and water!

In a geography class several years ago, I remember learning about the "tall grass prairies" in Kansas where the grass was over 6 feet high. The teacher said the only ones remaining are in state parks, since most were cut down and turned into farmland. Any truth to this?
One of the few remaining stands of tallgrass prairie is found at the Konza Prairie Preserve near Manhattan, and is pictured here. (It is the 3rd picture from the top)
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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One of the few remaining stands of tallgrass prairie is found at the Konza Prairie Preserve near Manhattan, and is pictured here. (It is the 3rd picture from the top)
I see shots like that one on the way to Lake of the Ozarks sometimes (in MO). Those are beautiful shots.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:05 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Great pix. Sort of the same but different from Nebraska, if you get my drift. I don't think you can say one is "better" than the other.
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