The "want" to know leads you to all sorts of unexpected places. We asked where Clyde Cessna was buried and then took off to see if we could follow vague directions.
Why would a county name one road SE 70 Street and another SE 70 Avenue? We still managed to find the turn to Greenwood Cemetery.
A worthy veteran's memorial was located on one side of this remote cemetery. On the right side were the words "over the top." Did that mean that Harry Dickinson was killed in action?
Clyde Cessna would have likely approved of the cattle guard entrance and sun dial. We wondered what the arch (not pictured) symbolized.
Being in Waterloo didn't keep these jaw-dropping trees, including many champion trees, from thriving in the oldest arboretum in the state. Have you heard of this peaceful place?
Zenda, population 90, may be small but many people know about it because of what the Lumberyard Cafe can put on the table. People regularly make the drive from Wichita and other distances to eat here.
Abandoned buildings have a nostalgic vibe and some have an exploratory appeal like the museum, post office, and jail!
Give yourself to exploring your way to Norwich, Cunningham, Nashville, Penalosa, and Spivey and keep your eye out for the picturesque clear-water Ninnescah River that winds its way through this Arkansas River Lowland region. Adams is a ghost town and you'll find the old red-brick high school covered by shrubs. Unincorporated Rago, home of Clyde Cessna, shows the vestiges of it's now-closed post office. In Mt. Vernon, another unincorporated town near Cheney Lake, you'll find Creations, a delicious eatery with occasional live music. A church steeple will show itself as you near Mt. Vernon and when you get there a mutli-colored directional sign will let you know you're at Creations.
This is a post about things we've seen on our ERV (Explorer Research Voyage) to every town in the state.