The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 2001 · Page 73
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 73

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, May 6, 2001
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AM 2 SUNDAY. MAY 6. 2000 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT THE SALINA JOURNAL What's Inside Kansas travelers Page 2, 3 Lindsborg Dalas Page 4 Road Trip Pages 5, 8 Big Brutus Page 8 Hunting, fishing Page 9 Ottawa Cty Museum Page 10 Stauth Mem Museum Page 10 Plenty to Offer Page 11 Route 66 Page 11 Also-rans Gallery Page 12 Kansas offers much to travelers TTie Travel Guide is a yearly publication of the Salina Journal Advertising Department. If you have any questions of comments about the Travel Guide, please coil (785) 823-6363, ext. 243, or e-mail You can also contact the Journal by mail or by dropping by 333 E. Fourth St., Salina, KS, 67401. Cover design: Michael Gutierrez Photography: Angie DuMars Advertising Writer: Carta Scas- sellati-Strand On the cover: Sunflowers by Bill Stephens, American Indian Pow- Wow by Ray Brecheisen, buffalo herd on the plains by Harland Schuster for the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing. By the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing Kansas has definitely changed since the explorer Zebu- Ion Pike crossed the state and called the region "the great American desert". Nothing could be further firom the truth. The state has since become the "nation's breadbasket" and consistently leads the nation in wheat production. But Kansas is more than wheat. Its diverse agricultural background is demonstrated in the multitude of agriculture- related attractions and activities. Statistics show that at times there are more catfle in Kansas than people. To get an idea of the number of cattie actually raised in Kansas, stop by the scenic overlook just east of Dodge City-it can't be missed. At any given time, over 20,000 hejid of catfle are amassed in this local feedlot. And amazingly, this is only one of several huge feedlots in Kansas. Visitors can hear about the cattie industry when they tour the Halford Catfle Company, an 18,000-head feeding operation and feed miU in Colby. The beautiful rolling prairie of the Flint Hills is one of the best catfle grazing areas in the state. Here cowboys still round up catfle on horseback. Several working catfle ranch bed & breakfasts give guests the opportunity to take part in daily ranching activities. Prairie Women Adventures at the Homestead Ranch in Matfield Green offers "women only" programs highlighting calviag, pasture burning, horsemanship, and more. At the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City part of the preserve is set aside for catfle. At this National Park, the only one in the country dedicated to the tallgrass prairie, tours offered by park rangers provide an interpretation of the prairie ecosystem and. the his­ tory of cattie ranching in the Mint Hills. As immigrants moved to Kansas, many attempted to establish the same type of farms and ranches they were accustomed to in their home countries. An English immigrant established the Cottonwood Ranch near Studley in the 1880s. Today, this early sheep ranch is a state historic site and its stone house and outbuildings are being restored to their origiiial £^pearance. The state's agricultural history can be discovered in more detail in the numerous museums throughout the stjite including the National Agricultural Center and HaU of Fame in Bonner Springs, which features a Farmer's Memorial and Hall of Fame. The Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel teUs the story of the Mennonite farmers who introduced wheat to Kansas. The Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby contains Kansas' largest bam and a re-created 1930s farmstead. The Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita features an 1870s farmstead adjacent to their living history village. Ready for a celebration? EJvents and festivals celebrating agricultural heriteige or a successful harvest are held throughout the state and in a variety of ways. To view antique farm machinery in action, visit one of the many threshing festivals, including the largest, the Heart of America Threshing Bee held in McLouth each August. The 31 show stands for "Implements, Industry, Irrigation" and is held on odd years in Garden City and even years in Great Bend. The show hosts over 600 exhibitors demonstrating the newest technology in agricultural machinery in the world. Gontiiiued on Page 3 ^ The Dane G. Hansen Museum is part of the HahsenPlaza, a 10,000 square foot multi-purpose building encompassing a city bloclc. The Hansen Museum was conceived for the purpose of giving Logan and all of Northwest Kansas new cultural and social opportunities. The museum's main feature is traveling exhibits, most of wiiich come from the Smithsonian Institution Tiraveling lExhibition Service (SITES). Permanent displays consist of American and foreign coins, an outstanding exhibit of guns. Oriental Art and Hansen family memorabilia. The Dane G. Hansen Museum has had more Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibits than any other museum in the United States. May H, 2001-juiyia,.i:oui , . "Out of the Woods" • Smith Krairier Traveling Exhibit Artwork of Kristine Posson, Norton, Kansas July 20,2001 - August 26,2001 "Better Choose Me" • Kaufifman Museum Larry Hatteberg's Kansas People Photo Exhibit August 31,2001 - October 21,2001 "Sunlight and Shadow", Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibit November 4,2001 - December 30,2001 "Shaped With a Passion", Smith Kramer "ftaveling Exhibit "Birds in Flight", Russell C. Hansen Photographic Exhibition 25th Aimual Labor Day Celebration Sunday, September 2, 2001 Car Show, Live Music, Large Fireworks Display 28th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, September 15, 2001 Over 100 craft exliibitors, food & live entertainment All held on the beautiful Plaza Lawn. The Dane G. Hansen museum also houses pemianent collections including a gun coilec- tion, coins, spoons, Kansas aitists paintings, and Hansen histoiy and memorabilia. Groups and tours are welcome. Hours are M-F 9-12 & 1-4, Sat. 9-12 & 1-S, Sundays & Holioays 1 -5. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. No Admission Fee, Hanmcap accessible. For More information, call 785-689-4846 or email HOW. Main, Logan, KS ^ •Softball • Ag Shows • Nature Trails • Go-Carts • Auctions • Wildlife Park • _ 9 3 C 0 c I CO Discover The Crossroads o c o O • D) C e E g CO I to 0) Discover... Serwces Hotels and Motels Bed & Breakfast Inns • Campgrounds/RV Parks Restaurants • Great Shopping Discover... Sivmmer Fun In Your Own Backyard! Kansas Cagerz Basketball 25th Annual Smoky Hill River Festival - June 7-10 The History Channel Great Race - June 22 Play Day in the Park / All American Fourth - July 4 Tri Rivers Fair, Rodeo & Draft Horse Show - August 7-12 Wheatland Cluster Dog Show - September 14-16 Kansa Cat Show - September 15 Santa Fe Days - September 29 For more information, contact: \ Salina Area Chamber of Commerce i 120 W. Ash • RO. Box 586 • (785) 827-9301 1 visit our website at Fishing • Antiques • Car Shows • Festivals • Arcades • Skating • Canoeing 0) I (D cn • 3 c 13 Q. 0) • > 3 • c $ 3 CD oi. CD CO 5" I 33 CD (D (T 0) 03 IT O T3 CO • O o

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