ÒThe businesses they put down there were for men only,Ó said Bill Starr, owner of Starr Antiques, Wolf Hotel and the Ellinwood Underground. Starr shows visitors around underground Ellinwood Ks, in Barton County.
M.T. Liggett has been making these totems out of scrap metal since 1989. He has them posted along his fence on US 400, but city and county officials worry that gawking passersby might be a traffic hazard. Kiowa County
Circle No. 2 (foreground) and Circle No. 1 (background, at right) in Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Kansas. The Grand Army of the Republic, Antietam Post No. 64 purchased the lots for the first circle in May of 1886 and for the second circle in 1889. Labette County
Dubbed "Big Brutus," the enormous power shovel towered 15 stories high and weighed 11 million pounds. Purchased in 1962 from the Bucyrus-Erie Company of Milwaukee, the machine's cost was $6.5 million. To ship the shovel to Cherokee County, 150 railroad cars were needed, and once there it took a year to build. The shovel could move 150 tons of coal in one bite. Brutus is part of the mining legacy in southeastern Kansas.
This photograph taken in about 1914 shows members of the Eugene Fire Department posing with their units, a Knott fire engine and a horse-drawn fire wagon. They are outside the early Eugene City Hall which was located on the northeast corner of 8th Avenue and Park Street. The Lane County jail can be seen to the right. Catalog Number GN2292
With artillery smoke hanging in the air from a 21-gun salute by his company at Fort Leavenworth, the 500th Military Police Detachment, Army Sgt. Travis Smith saluted during the playing of "Taps," during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Leavenworth County
View of railroad construction workers standing on tracks under construction in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible are two horse- or mule-drawn wagons, and piles of the railroad ties used to support the rails Created in 1912.
The twin spires of St. Fidelis Church and a municipal water tower are distorted by heat vapors as they are silhouetted by the setting sun Monday, Oct, 19, 2009 in Victoria, Kan. The Catholic church inspired William Jennings Bryan to call it the "Cathedral of the Plains" during a visit in 1912. Ellis County
The boyhood home of Frederick Funston, located on the square in Iola, Ks, Allen County, is an 1860s farmhouse which features Victorian decor and showcases artifacts and furniture that were originally in the home during Funston's childhood. The adjacent museum features exhibits detailing Funston's extraordinary life as well as information on his family including his father, Kansas Congressman Edward H. Funston.
An obelisk stands as a memorial to the 11 people who were victims of the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre of 1858. 11 people were taken from their homes in eastern Kansas by Missourians who were trying to get Kansas to become a slave state. The group was taken to a ravine and shot down. Five people were killed and it was the event that made "Bleeding Kansas" a nationwide topic. The site is one of many along the Frontier Scenic Byway that runs 160 miles from north to south along the eastern side of the state. Linn County
Cooper Barn is one of five other buildings showcasing artifacts and displays that reflect the lives of pioneers who settled Western Kansas in the 1870s. The Cooper Barn is the largest barn in Kansas, measuring 66 feet wide, 114 feet long and 48 feet high. Thomas County
Parishioners attend the Easter Service at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, Kansas Saturday. It is the church where a young Father Emil Kapaun was once a priest. (March 30, 2013) Marion County
The residents of Liberal, Kan., turned their sidewalks into a replica of the Yellow Brick Road from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Most of the bricks bear the name of donors who contributed $60 each for the honor. Seward County
Anna Mae Turner stands next to the tombstone of her Great-Grandfather, Nathaniel Grigsby, a childhood friend of Abraham Lincoln. When Grigsby died in 1890 in Attica, he had carved on his tombstone an attack on Democrats, whom Grigsby regarded as a "party on treason." Harper County
Martin and Osa Johnson were pioneering wildlife filmmakers, photographers, authors, and explorers who traveled to the exotic realms of Africa, Borneo, and the South Seas recording cultures (that no longer exist). Neosho County
Diana McGee, left, and LeeAnn Shearer hang the latest addition to the "They Also Ran Gallery" located inside The First State Bank Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2004 in Norton, Kan. The official photo of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., now dons the gallery along with photos of the other candidates who ran for president and lost. Norton County
Early Native Americans created mounds along ridges in some
parts of Kansas. This one, located in Rice County, shows a 160-foot
serpent with a ball in its mouth. This photo was taken in the 1980s when
an archeologist, researching the serpent mound, mowed down existing
grass and poured biodegradable lime across the mount to better highlight
its shape. Rice County
A statue of former President Dwight Eisenhower is seen at the Eisenhower Museum and Library as hundreds of balloons are released by school children on the first celebration of Dwight D. Eisenhower Day Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Abilene, Kan. Dickinson County
The Davis Memorial in Brown County was to represent the beginning of the Davis relationship. From the sculptures depicting the courtship and the different phases of their lives together to Sarah's death. The Vacant Chair is the last part of the sculpted story.
Rock climbers Josh VonLoh, left, and Jon Balmer practice "bouldering" on the rocks of Rock City near Minneapolis, Kan., VonLoh, from Boulder, Colo., and Balmer, from Manhattan, Kan., are able to practice their moves for climbing mountains in view of the flat wheat fields of central Kansas. Ottawa County
Boaters play on Lake Coldwater on the town's south side as an oil well pumps nearly 250 barells of oil a day. Wells like this have pumped nearly a million dollars into the city budget along with new business success for locals. Comanche County
Lucas, Kansas can add one more notch in its quirky belt: The town has turned to bathroom humor and created a monument making Lucas home of the largest, most blingy toilet in Kansas.
The town has been working on its $100,000 public restroom project for the past four years, and it is almost complete. This photo shows the entire project the locals call 'Bowl Plaza'.