On Missouri Avenue (State Highway 99) at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Missouri Avenue.
This fine stone building was at one time a bawdy saloon of the early days and then served as a formal, dignified bank. A large arched wine cellar beneath it is still preserved in its original state. — — Map (db m64861) HM
On Missouri Avenue (State Highway 99) at 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on Missouri Avenue.
This beautiful and stately native stone building was once one of the finest buildings in town. Being named after the two Irish brothers who built it, it is referred to as the Limerick Building. — — Map (db m64849) HM
On Missouri Avenue south of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south.
Originally known as the Palenske Building, this beautiful two story stone building originally housed a bookstore. It was also a bank at one time. The detailed scrollwork around the doorway adds a unique touch to this building. — — Map (db m64877) HM
On Missouri Avenue (State Highway 99) at 5th Street, on the left when traveling south on Missouri Avenue.
This brick building, made possible by donated labor and funds raised by the American Legion and Auxiliary Post #32, was built as a memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of Wabaunsee County. — — Map (db m64851) HM WM
On State Highway 99 north of Soloscheid Road, on the right when traveling south.
The 1867 law abolishing the open range provided for payment of 40 cents per rod (16½ ft.) to landowners to build and maintain a 4½ ft. stone fence. Stone was plentiful and our pioneers built miles of fences. — — Map (db m64885) HM
On 3rd Street west of Missouri Avenue (Kansas Highway 99), on the left when traveling west.
In 1884 this stone was used to construct the Machine Shop on the Strasen Farm. In 2008 the stone was donated for this wall in memory of Althea and Edgar Strasen by the Jim Johnson family. — — Map (db m64876) HM
On Kansas Avenue north of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north.
Erected by the Pupils of the Wabaunsee County Schools in honor of all our boys who entered the World War and in loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Died in Service
Elmer Bartell Dwight E. Bullock John Carey Edward . . . — — Map (db m64875) WM
Bluestem in the Flint Hills
"Texas shipped up the horns,” Kansas cowmen used to say, “and we put the bodies under them.” They meant that bony steers from Texas grew fat in the Bluestem pastures of Kansas. . . . — — Map (db m73107) HM
When Kansas territory was opened for white settlement on May 30, 1854, a bitter contest developed over the slavery question. Established the following December, Topeka, 25 miles ahead, favored the Free-State cause even though the territorial . . . — — Map (db m55359) HM