9.6.13, I 70, Columbia MO to Boulder CO:
Interested in a half-hour stroll or a five-day bicycle journey across most of the state? Whatever you prefer, Katy Trail State Park can be your answer. The park is the nation’s longest rails-to-trails project, stretching from the Machens to Clinton. There’s enough variety to keep you interested with tree-shaded areas, open fields, impressive Missouri River bluffs and quaint communities along the way. With frequent trailheads and information about the areas you are visiting, the Katy has enough diversity, beauty and access for anyone.
Who makes the red tractors?
Who makes the green tractors?
It makes the orange tractors?
Who makes the yellow equipment?
The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the people in a place suitable for exhibit and research. The Library building, which cost $1,750,000, was built by the Harry S. Truman Library Inc., a private corporation, with funds donated by more than 17,000 individuals and organizations from all parts of the country. The building and Mr. Truman’s Presidential papers were transferred to the Government at a dedication ceremony held on July 6, 1957, and attended by Government officials of both parties. Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the principal address.
The Library, located in Independence, Missouri, President Truman’s hometown, crowns a knoll facing U.S. Highway 24 on land donated by the City of Independence. In 1968 and 1980 additions to the building were completed at a cost of $310,000 and $2,800,000, respectively. The present Library building, which is a one-story full basement structure, is roughly circular in configuration. The total floor space is about 100,000 square feet. The building contains stack areas for the storage of manuscripts, books, and audiovisual materials, a research room, staff offices, an auditorium, conference and seminar rooms and museum exhibit and storage areas. President and Mrs. Truman are buried in the courtyard, as are their only child, Margaret Truman Daniel, and her husband, Clifton Daniel.
The capital was encased in scaffolding so I assumed they were redoing the dome. I saw Bank of America watching out over me as well as another old AT&T. That’s interesting because the AT&T building was also significant in Kansas City. I assumed that I would have very good AT&T coverage in the Midwest. 🙂 (BAd assumption … )
The name Manhattan derives from the word Manna-hata, as written in the 1609 logbook of Robert Juet, an officer on Henry Hudson’s yacht Halve Maen (Half Moon). A 1610 map depicts the name as Manna-hata, twice, on both the west and east sides of the Mauritius River (later named the Hudson River). The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language.
So it is Indian … why Manhattan, KS?
No God… No peace
Know God… know peace
Future NBAF Site: Manhattan, Kansas
Proposed NBAF Site Location
The proposed site for locating the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) is on the Manhattan, Kansas, campus of Kansas State University, immediately adjacent to the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI). The BRI is a $54 million research/education facility having biosafety level 3 (BSL-3), BSL-3 Enhanced (BSL-3E), and BSL-3 Agriculture (BSL-3Ag) state-of-the-art research space. The site also has proximity to the KSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the KSU College of Agriculture which includes the Department of Animal Science and Industry.
Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) is located on a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University. The KPBS is located in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas (39°05’ N, 96°35’ W), a grassland region of steep-slopes overlain by shallow limestone soils unsuitable for cultivation.
The Flint Hills region encompasses over 1.6 million hectares extending throughout much of eastern Kansas from near the Kansas-Nebraska border south into northeastern Oklahoma, and contains the largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America. Hence, the vast majority of Konza Prairie, and the surrounding landscape, has not been plowed and retains its native characteristics.
KPBS is operated as a field research station by the KSU Division of Biology. The station is dedicated to a three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education, and prairie conservation. It is a unique outdoor laboratory that provides opportunities for the study of tallgrass prairie ecosystems and for basic biological research on a wide range of taxa and processes. The station is open to scientists and students from throughout the world.
The U. S. Cavalry Museum is located in Fort Riley’s historic main post district. Originally constructed in 1855 for use as a hospital, the building was remodeled and became headquarters to the Cavalry and Light Artillery School in 1890. In 1957, the building was designated as home of the Cavalry Museum. Visitors enjoy exhibit galleries that take them on a historic tour of the cavalry’s history, from the Revolutionary War through inactivation in 1950.
“When this library is filled with documents, and scholars come here to probe into some of the facts of the past half century, I hope that they, as we today, are concerned primarily with the ideals, principles, and trends that provide guides to a free, rich, peaceful future in which all peoples can achieve ever-rising levels of human well-being.”
Speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the Library, October 13, 1959
Learn more about greyhounds at the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene, the “Greyhound Capital of the World.” See interesting displays of greyhounds from ancient times to the present.
Here you will be greeted by our resident greyhounds, both retired racers. These greyhounds only chase after your heart and affection. Meeting a greyhound close up and personal will prepare you for an experience like no other. Walk through a story book of history and heroes.
Yarns Sold and Told opened in 2005 and is known as the “2nd friendliest yarn store in the universe.” Come in to see why that is true! We have an active social stitching group on Tuesday afternoons and late Wednesday afternoons/evenings. Yarns is a Ravelry-friendly store. We have recently added Marilyn Parker as a new store owner.
Look at clothes from both sides now…
It is unbelievably hot and hazy I just checked the weather and it will be in the 90s through early next week and then it will drop 20° to the high 70s.