Scenic USA - Kansas
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and both state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided, but in no means are they an endorsement.
Mennonite Settlement Museum
|Photo by Neil Marcus
Neil's PBase Gallery
Even as late as the mid 1800's, many Americans still referred to the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River as the West. To the best of their knowledge, the land beyond the Mississippi was an inhospitable plain controlled by bands of Pawnees, Kiowas and Sioux. What followed the 1840s was an incredible transformation. Following three major routes, the Oregon, Santa Fe and Mormon trails, plus a shorter California spur, eastern Texas, the Sacramento Valley and Willamette Valley were opened up to more than 300,000 pioneers, miners, farmers and 19th Century entrepreneurs.
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