Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Welcome to my early-boyhood home. Fort Scott is largely ignored and underrated, but a nicely kept town with a self-confident air.I've heard it said that if not for the Chicago fire moving transit needs farther north, Fort Scott might well have been larger than Kansas City. Don't know, but entire generations of my family worked on the railroads in Fort Scott.
We both enjoyed Fort Scott and plan to return for an extended visit. Personally, I'd love to be there for a Kelby Photo Walk if the focus is the downtown/historic fort area.
Wow! This is a place I don't remember hearing about, other than perhaps the name. My first thought was that it was in far west Kansas, but there it is, only a few miles from 71, which I take from Joplin up to my aunt's in Grain Valley east of KCMO.When I head up this fall, I'll be able to make a stop. What fun! and what wonderful photographs. I went snooping and found the Courtland Hotel does accomodate guests. That would be me, perhaps!
The Courtland Hotel is a great place to stay. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I enjoyed reading about your visit to Ft. Scott. I think the city and the fort are both impressive places. A desceased friend was once prime archologist for the state of Kansas and he was primarily responsible for restoration of the fort. I like how their cannon on the parade grounds seriously points east!
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