One more day on the road – home Thursday!
Interesting history to this fort, which was established in 1859 and whose role consisted of guarding the transport of the US Mail as well as general traffic along the Santa Fe Trail.
The best part for us was that we spent over an hour at the fort and the only other person we saw was the caretaker, who we saw only from a distance. A very quiet and peaceful experience!
Driving through Nebraska and Kansas we kept seeing these interesting plants but didn’t know what they were. The bottoms look like corn stalks but the tops were definitely not corn – more like big bushy cattails. Finally Kathy consulted the interwebs and discovered that the plant in question was sorghum. I’ve eaten sorghum but didn’t know what the plant looked like. News you can use!
What a fascinating place! Look forward to a future post with more photos!
The Center had been closed since March, and when we saw that they were reopening last Thursday 9/17 we rearranged our schedule to attend. Very interesting organization and they are doing good work to promote endangered species.
One of the most interesting places we have visited this trip. I’ll do a separate post with more photos once we get home!