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Roadside Kansas: A Traveler's Guide to its Geology and Landmarks Second Edition, Revised and Updated Paperback – March 5, 2010
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"Valuable information . . . well organized . . . and well written." --H. L. James
"A book that has great heart and obviously is a work of love. . . . My family and I took the book for a road test and were delighted with the new things we learned about Kansas and Kansans." --Wichita Eagle
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"Valuable information . . . well organized . . . and well written."--H. L. James, author of <I>Scenic Trips to the Geologic Past</I>
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Little did I know what a treasure we had found. Beginning as a geological research project by the authors the book took on a life of its' own as a very nice directory of various interesting attractions and oddities in Kansas. Its' photographs also prove to readers once and for all that Kansas IS NOT FLAT.
The first item of note we found was that we were just minutes from Coronado Heights, named after the Spanish explorer. We also found that wheel ruts from wagons traveling the Santa Fe Trail were still visible only a few miles east of my hometown. And I found that after having spent the better part of 27 years driving past and through Fort Zarah that the old cemetery still exists just north of the park out in a field only a few yards from where I had spent many evening hours with female companionship. Imagine my surprise!
Additionally, we found that about 25 miles west of Castle Rock, which I had visited and photographed many times while in college at Fort Hays, are what is known as the Kansas or Chalk Pyramids (just off Highway 83).
Needless to say I was excited and impressed. We spent the rest of our trip running the roads looking for mile markers and the treasures that lay beyond.
The book is laid out quite simply. Find the highway number you are traveling and what mile marker you are at and the book tells you what attraction is coming up with excellent directions for the directionally impaired. Oh, and I guess the geological information is pretty good too.Read more ›
A small amount of research before hand can pay off big time in collecting the best fossils still on the back roads of America. Take this book along and the trip through Kansas will be one that you will remember for years to come.
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Recently became reinterested in geology. Bought book to take with me on a drive across northern Kansas - US 36. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Norm crisp
The book is full of great information we plan to use when planning our trips around Kansas this summer.Published 16 months ago by burplepatti