Travel Updates from Kansas Autumn 2008

Butler County Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Butler County Courthouse, El Dorado, KS: One hundred years ago this December, the cornerstone for Butler County's new courthouse building was laid. A box containing copies of the city's newspapers, a Masonic Directory and other items was placed in the cornerstone. On October 2nd, the time capsule will be unsealed at a celebration of the Butler County Courthouse's Centennial.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, this 1901 Richardsonian Romanesque-style courthouse was built at a cost of $100,000. George P. Washburn, one of the best known 19th Century Kansas architects, designed not only this structure but more than 60 structures throughout the region, including 13 courthouses in Kansas. Beginning September 29, 2008 the Courthouse will be open to the public for self-guided tours. For Courthouse images, visit

Another Charming B&B Opens in Council Grove, KS: The H eritage House at Canning Creek Ranch is open to the public, adding to a very nice inventory of Bed & Breakfast Inns throughout Kansas. The Heritage House was originally built in 1903, and renovations have both preserved the beauty of the Victorian House and added all of the modern amenities. The house is just 5 miles from historic Council Grove and just over one mile from visible ruts of wagons crossing the Santa Fe Trail. For more information on B&B's across Kansas, visit

Big Things are Happening in Dodge, Dodge City, KS: Five legendary Kansas cowboys were inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame this September at the Boothill Museum in Dodge City. Inductees included Asher Crowley, Leoti, KS – Working cowboy; Don Rowlison, Studley, KS – Cowboy historian; Marion "Mac" McLain, Sun City, KS – Cowboy entertainer; John McBeth, Andover, KS – Rodeo cowboy; Alfred Barby, Meade, KS – Rancher/cattleman. The Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a project of Boot Hill Museum Inc. and was developed to preserve and honor the life of the Kansas cowboy. In addition, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo was recently selected by Time Magazine’s “Best Authentic Experience” for the state of Kansas. For all of the great "happenings" in Dodge City, visit

September 28, 2008 · travelvideo · Comments Closed
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