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"Travel the highways and see the terrain formed by elemental forces--limestone cliffs layered by ancient seas, boulders left by glaciers from the ice age, mysterious sink-holes, everlasting wells--all in this fascinating kaleidoscope of geology, history, pioneer tales, amusing anecdotes, and incidental information about the state." --Zula Bennington Greene

"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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"Travel the highways and see the terrain formed by elemental forces--limestone cliffs layered by ancient seas, boulders left by glaciers from the ice age, mysterious sink-holes, everlasting wells--all in this fascinating kaleidoscope of geology, history, pioneer tales, amusing anecdotes, and incidental information about the state."--Zula Bennington Greene, columnist "Peggy of the Flint Hills"<P>

"Valuable information . . . well organized . . . and well written."--H. L. James, author of <I>Scenic Trips to the Geologic Past</I>

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; 2 Rev Upd edition (March 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700617000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700617005
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found Roadside Kansas by chance in the gift shop at the Old Mill in Lindsborg. I had been showing my wife and daughter some of the sights I knew about from growing up in Ellinwood, Kansas which is located right on the Santa Fe Trail (Highway 56).
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.
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Easy is the word that describes this book. The mile markers, bridges, towns, and other landmarks makes this text THE guide for the investigator from out of state. The museums described were excellent sources of information with plenty of friendly people to guide you toward additional landmarks. The roadcuts were full of described fossils, even my teen daughter found bags full of whole shellfish that littered the byways.
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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Great resource for exploring Kansas. What most people think of as a benign section of North America, known for its wheat fields, is far from the whole story. Western Kansas has vast fossil fields. True. Many other interesting things about Kansas revealed.
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