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Near Strong City in Chase County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chase County & The Bluestem Pasture Region of Kansas

 
 
Chase County & The Bluestem Pasture Region of Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Chase County & The Bluestem Pasture Region of Kansas Marker
Inscription.
The vast prairie which surrounds this site is typical of the Bluestem pasture region more commonly known as the Flint Hills. Named for its predominant grasses, the area extends from Oklahoma almost to Nebraska in a narrow oval two counties wide which covers some four and a half million acres.

These pastures comprise the last large segment of true prairie which once stretched from the forests of the East to the Great Plains. Today almost a million head of cattle are fattened each year on these nutritious grazing lands. The area normally receives more cattle annually from the Southwest than did all Kansas during an average season in the colorful era of the Texas drives, 1866-1885, when herds were driven north to Kansas railheads.

In the hills 14 miles southwest of this marker Knute Rockne, famed Notre Dame football coach, was killed in an airplane crash, March 31, 1931.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.067′ N, 96° 30.159′ W. Marker is near Strong City, Kansas, in Chase County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right
Chase County & The Bluestem Pasture Region of Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Chase County & The Bluestem Pasture Region of Kansas Marker
Looking southwest
when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on a road pullout about two miles east of Strong City. Marker is in this post office area: Strong City KS 66869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strong City (approx. 2 miles away); W.B. Strong Memorial Railroad Park (approx. 2 miles away); Cottonwood River Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cottonwood River Bridges at Cottonwood Falls (approx. 2.7 miles away); Chase County and the City of Cottonwood Falls (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bates Grove and the Area Adjacent to the Cottonwood River Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Chase County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Connecting the Chase County Community (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strong City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas Flint Hills. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flint Hills in GeoKansas. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Konza Prairie. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Turkey Hard Red Winter Wheat. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Turkey Red Wheat Centennial Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. Turkey Red Wheat Centennial Sign
Next to the Bluestem Pasture Region state marker.

 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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