Sharon Springs

117 N. Main Street Sharon Springs, Kansas (785) 852-4951 or (785) 821-1101 Open Sundays 1:30pm -4:30pm

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Wallace

Approximately 1 mile north of US-40 A very unusual home on the Great Western Plains of Wallace, Kansas! The Gothic Revival style home, with a widow‘s walk, was built in 1880 by H.A. Clark for his bride Lila Carpenter of Vermont. It was bought in 1888 by general store owner Peter Roubidoux, who had just married Alice Barry. It is  located on the north side of 4th Street northwest of its junction with Clark Street in Wallace, Kansas.

Stop by the “Fightin’est Fort in the West” to learn more about this early post of Custer’s 7th Cavalry and the site where the Plains Indians defended their lands.  Explore the Pond Creek Stagecoach Station and view one-of-a-kind barbwire sculptures, as well as the Floris Weiser Gallery of Indian Wars artifacts and the art of Jerry Thomas.

Walk the grounds of the last visible remnant of Fort Wallace, where visitors may examine the epitaphs of sutlers and scouts on re-created headstones. Victims of the German Family Massacre are buried here, as well as scouts who fought the Battle of Beecher’s Island. See the cenotaph erected here by Custer’s 7th Cavalry in memory of the troopers who lost their lives during the violent summer of 1867. It is the only relic of its kind remaining from the legendary division.

Weskan

Mount Sunflower is the highest natural point in the state of Kansas. At 4,039 feet (1,231 m), it is 3,300 feet (1,010 m) above the state’s topographic low point in southeastern Kansas. Located in Wallace County, it is less than half a mile (0.8 km) from the Colorado state border and close to the lowest point in Colorado.

You may access Mount Sunflower from the east or the south. There is an access point off of K-27 that is 17 miles south of Goodland and I-70. Look for the sign and turn west, then go 12 miles west and continue to follow the signs. From US 40, find the sign that is 3 miles west of Weskan, Kansas and then turn north for 13 miles and follow the signs to the summit.  There is a picnic shelter and a guest register to sign.

The Wallace County Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 2013 and is inscribed with the name of every citizen who has served in the Armed Forces. This lovely plaza is continually improved and a source of pride to the citizens of Weskan, who annually honor the county’s veterans on November 11th. The Memorial is located on the west side of Weskan, just off of Highway 40.