Old Cowtown is located in Wichita, Kansas. They have relocated some of the old buildings that were built around Wichita to this museum. It is located next to the Arkansas River on Museum Boulevard. Across the street is the Botanical Gardens, which is worth a visit.
Settlers used to live in houses that were small, but it suited their needs.
They packed their wagons and move to Kansas. I think they were trying to get out of the over grown city in the East and the mosquitoes in the South.
Every town had a church. But, in the South every town seemed to have a Baptist Church, a Catholic Church, and a Methodist Church. Which were usually across the street from each other.
I made a friend while visiting Old Cowtown.
At noon, there was a fight on the street of the town. A couple was robbed. The wife took the husband gun and shot the robber. The wife went home, the robber was okay, and the husband went to the saloon.
Outside to town, there was a farm. They even had a lazy cow. She was eating laying down.
If you are ever near Carthage, MO, a stop at the Precious Moments Chapel is worth the visit.
Samuel J. Butcher the creator of the Precious Moment figurines journeyed through the United State in search for a location to place the chapel. Once he found Carthage, MO, he knew, with the rolling hills, water stream, and caves, it would be a perfect location for the chapel.
Most of the painting were down at his home in the Philippines and brought to the Chapel via an UHaul.
Samuel Butcher painted the ceiling laying on a scaffold.
After his son Phillip died, he dedicated a room in the Chapel to Phillip.
This is a playhouse for his grandchildren.
Along I-80, in about the middle of Nebraska, crossing the Interstate, erected high, stands the Archway.
Inside the Archway is a museum that covers the history of the Great Plains of Nebraska. From the settlers, to building of the interstate, through today’s modern history.
Outside on the west side, is a maze that resembles a fort. It probably depicts Fort Kearney, which is only a few miles away.
Across the bridge there are sculptures of bison and walking trails that will take you to Kearney or the Fort Kearney State Historical Park.
Most of the homes around Natchez, MS, last tour is a 4:30 p.m. So, what do you do after you walk around downtown and view the Mississippi River? Yes, you go to the cemetery.
The Historic Natchez Cemetery was established in 1822 high on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.
I do not have any known relative or friend buried here. But, there is a lot of history on these grounds.
What do I remember about Rosalie? It is located in Natchez and overlooks the Mississippi River. The walk around Rosalie was beautiful; tree lined paths and flowering plants. The original owners built it on the property that once held Fort Rosalie and decided to keep the name.
I remember most the gardener putting down mulch and playing with the sundial. The gardens were beautiful.
I have driven through Natchez, Mississippi many times while heading to North Louisiana. Mostly, stopping at the McDonalds for a quick break. I always loved the tree lined view on John R. Junkin drive, and wanted to see more of the city.
Natchez, is located on the East side of the Mississippi River. Vidalia, Louisiana is directly across the river on the west side.
Selecting pictures to add in the blog post was difficult, because Natchez is a beautiful city with a lot of history.
I could have spent the entire day, looking over the Mississippi River. If you never have seen the Mississippi River in the Southern States, it is an amazing site.
This is a newer building overlooking the Mississippi. I share it because the famous restaurant, Cock of the Walk, was located.
Even their Court House is a vision.
In other blog posts, I will cover some of the places I visited while staying in Natchez, MS.
Paris, Texas is located in the northeast Texas just minutes from the Oklahoma border. I have driven through Paris, Texas many time, even spend the night there once. But, arriving after dark there was not much adventuring, just eating and sleeping.
On this trip, I decided to add Paris to my list of places to visit. My only regret is, I didn’t spend enough time there.
I learned in 1916 there was a great fire that burned most of the city, 30 blocks. Most of the downtown area was rebuilt in about a year. That is why most of it’s architecture in from the 1916 period.
The fire spared the Sam Bell Maxey House, only touch the edge of the property. After the fire, Mr. Maxey was a key figure in setting up the American Red Cross in Paris, Texas.
In 1993, Paris, Texas built their Eiffel Tower. In 1998, they added a red cowboy hat to make the tower taller then Paris, Tennessee’s Eiffel Tower.
It is located next to their Veteran Memorial.
This is the 28th year that the Stuhr Museum has held the Fantasy of Trees. Local organizations and community member displays decorated trees.
I took the opportunity to view the trees this year.
I also brought with me my new 360 camera. This is just a test to see how it come out.