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Old 01-12-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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just east of DC on US 50 there is a rest area where you can still see the vestiges of the Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts. Easy enough to see after a brief walk and still resonates of the migration westward.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/....1977533?dcr=0

just East of DC is the Coronado Cross, site of the farthest (?) penetration by Coronado into the heart of the continent, less than 50 years after Columbus "discovered" America.

Coronado Cross | Dodge City, Kansas | Near Ft. Dodge | Ford County Historical Society, KS

looking forward to exploring more of the heart of Kansas...someday
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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just East of DC is the Coronado Cross, site of the farthest (?) penetration by Coronado into the heart of the continent,
Coronado got further East:

Archaeological evidence suggests that Quivira was in central Kansas with the western-most village near the small town of Lyons on Cow Creek, extending twenty miles east to the Little Arkansas River, and north another twenty miles to the town of Lindsborg on a tributary of the Smoky Hill River. Tabas was likely on the Smoky Hill River. Archaeologists have found numerous 16th-century sites in these areas that probably include some of the settlements visited by Vázquez de Coronado.

The Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons has some artifacts, including pieces of chain mail, from the expedition. Then there is the Civilian Conservation Corps' Coronado Heights castle W of Lindsborg. The elevation there gives wide vistas of the surrounding area.

AFAIK, it is believed Coronado's native guide to Quivira was killed on Mulberry Creek, Saline Co, for failing to find the 7 cities of Gold.

There was a larger Native pop. in Coronado's time in Rice Co., KS, than the pop. today! The Smithsonian had a dig N of Lyons, featuring a serpentine intaligio dug into the prairie, ~ 1200 AD. Uncovering the Quiviran culture - Opinion - The Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, KS
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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just east of DC on US 50 there is a rest area where you can still see the vestiges of the Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts. Easy enough to see after a brief walk and still resonates of the migration westward.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/....1977533?dcr=0

just East of DC is the Coronado Cross, site of the farthest (?) penetration by Coronado into the heart of the continent, less than 50 years after Columbus "discovered" America.

Coronado Cross | Dodge City, Kansas | Near Ft. Dodge | Ford County Historical Society, KS

looking forward to exploring more of the heart of Kansas...someday
Except the ruts have eroded past the point of seeing. I stop there once a week in the summer on my Monday commute.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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Does anybody else think it's funny that Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County?

The gift shop in a modern-made-to-look old building is sort of fun to shop in. Dodge City has some charm in it yet - though much of it has to be imagined, because many of the originals have been torn down. We arrived in 2015 and left the following year because of my employment, so we got there pretty late in the game. I appreciated it's older brick buildings left behind and the train station is cool, as is that sundial. My wife took the Amtrak to Chicago from Dodge City and the trip went well.

We made some good memories in Dodge City and met some really good people with a salt of the earth vibe to them. I would not talk Dodge City down at all.
The memories are what counts ! Are you from Elmo? I know of that place
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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Except the ruts have eroded past the point of seeing. I stop there once a week in the summer on my Monday commute.
Neat. I have seen very little dedicated to Coronado. I learned about him in school growing up in Southern California because of the whole "New Spain ' Legacy. I only knew if the Coronado National Monument in Southern Arizona, but will definitely have to go and experience this place ...
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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Does anybody else think it's funny that Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County?
That IS pretty funny lol
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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The memories are what counts ! Are you from Elmo? I know of that place

BunkieFam - no, but we lived there during my medical career. Elko, Nevada - it's wide open and cold - in northeast Nevada. It's where we were living when I discovered and joined city-data.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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The memories are what counts ! Are you from Elmo? I know of that place

BunkieFam - no, but we lived there during my medical career. Elko, Nevada - it's wide open and cold - in northeast Nevada. It's where we were living when I discovered and joined city-data.
I'm familiar with Elko. I went to the Basque Festival a couple Julys ago... And I went once in January coming from Midway, UT's fantastic Ice Castles. Almost wrecked on ice turning into Walmart... I know when I went the second time it seemed like there were more cops than regular citizens! Lordy ! And it didn't "feel friendly," but I do love Basque culture.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Elko was one of the, if not the most, unfriendly towns we've ever lived in. Remote, wide open and cold. On more than one front. Ugh.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Elko was one of the, if not the most, unfriendly towns we've ever lived in. Remote, wide open and cold. On more than one front. Ugh.
Why do you reckon the people are like that ? It is wide open and is totally cold. I remember getting stranded in Wells. There is no parts store so they ordered my truck battery from Elko. I loved the people ... Huge difference in the hospitality. I STILL return to go to Bishop Creek where the 12-Mile Hot Springs are. The Humboldts are stunning in any season and the steppes of the 93 have captured some part of my heart , but I'm not holding my breath for a return to Elko.
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