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Bicyclists in Olathe, Kansas - Bicyclists on a sidepath along 111th Street, cross a bridge over the Mill Creek Streamway, in Olathe, Kansas. Old Route 66 Park - Historical Marker - This Historical Marker at Old Route 66 Park commemorates the Baxter Springs Massacre:

On October 6, 1863, Gen. James Blunt and about 100 men were met near Baxter's springs by William Quantrill and several hundred Confederates masquerading as Union troops. As Blunt's band was preparing a musical salute the enemy fired. This surprise attack prevented organized resistance, and though Blunt escaped nine-tenths of his men were killed. The raiders also attacked Lt. James Pond and 95 men encamped at the springs. This force was likewise caught off guard but resisted until the enemy retired. These battle sites are in present Baxter Springs. Some of the victims are buried in the national cemetery one mile west of town. Baxter Springs was established in 1866 on the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Gibson military road. For several years it was important as a trading center for Texas cattle. Bourbon State Fishing Lake - Entrance Sign - This is the entrance sign at Bourbon State Fishing Lake (or, as it's labeled here, Rock Creek Lake - Rock Ledge - This photograph shows a touring bicycle perched on a rocky ledge on the shore of Rock Creek Lake. Not a great place to pitch a tent, but a wonderful spot to fish or simply watch the water... Cheney State Park Spring Creek Trail - This photo shows the entrance to the Spring Creek Trail at Cheney State Park.
Lone Elm Park - This plaque at Lone Elm Park near Olathe, KS shows that the Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, and California Trail all passed through this site. Lone Elm Park was originally a famous campground during settlement of the west. Today, a small nature park with a couple miles of trails occupies the site. Thor Hushovd - Thor Hushovd preparing for the Individual Time Trial at the Tour of Missouri in Sedalia. US-56 Baldwin City Roadside Park - Battle of Black Jack Park - Just south of the Baldwin City Roadside Park is the Robert Hall Pearson Battle of Black Jack Memorial Park, which commemorates what many consider to have been the first battle of the American Civil War. The park has picnic tables, but no other amenities, and does not allow camping. Silver Creek Bridge - This is the Silver Creek Bridge in Cowley County (bridgehunter.com), a beautiful two-span stone arch bridge built in 1890. Cowley County is home to at least 17 stone arch bridges. Big Crowd at the Tour of Missouri - There was a large crowd of spectators at the Start/Finish line in downtown Kansas City as the Tour of Missouri drew to a close.

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