Atchison history comes alive at depot museums

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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Train enthusiasts recognize the name of this railroad right away. Music enthusiasts may quickly recognize the words from the song of the same name. The railroad was often referred to as Santa Fe railroad. Funny thing, the railroad never operated in Santa Fe. The railroad operated from Atchison to… Continue Reading …

Wyeth-Tootle Mansion a must-see in St. Joseph

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The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion gives visitors a look into the early days of St. Joseph. The Gothic-style home was built in 1879 for William Wyeth and his wife, Eliza. Wyeth owned Wyeth Hardware and Manufacturing Company and the Wyeth Saddle Factory. The mansion had 43 rooms, including a turret. The turret gave the house a castle… Continue Reading …

Burt County provides diverse attractions in northeast Nebraska

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Burt County, Nebraska, offers visitors a range of attractions – from an overlook along the Missouri River to a look at a community’s Swedish heritage. Lisa and I had been interested in taking a driving tour of the small county northeast of Omaha. I used to live in Oakland – the Swedish Capital of Nebraska… Continue Reading …

St. Joe downtown gives us look at history, nature and art

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We recently made our third trip since July to St. Joseph, Missouri. It amazes me that we have found new things to do each trip. I’ve even mentioned to Lisa a couple of attractions we need to stop back to visit. This time, we decided to take a different walk around downtown. We’ve visited the… Continue Reading …

Mount Vernon Cemetery gives look into Atchison history

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Mount Vernon is a classic-looking cemetery. The Atchison location is the final resting place for several notable Kansans. The cemetery was built in 1864 and overlooks beautiful lake areas from a hillside a few miles outside of town. Amelia Earhart’s maternal grandparents are buried here. The Otis family has a family plot area. Her grandfather… Continue Reading …

Atchison walk provides nice look at community

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Atchison may be the birthplace of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, but it offers more for visitors to check out. The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum may be the most popular attraction in the northeast Kansas city of about 11,000, but the Missouri Riverfront offers a great view, The city has a river walk that runs about… Continue Reading …

Amelia Earhart hails from Atchison, Kansas

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Amelia Earhart sought to become the first woman to fly solo around the world in the 1930s. Sadly, she didn’t make it. Earhart’s plane disappeared near the Nukumanu Islands in the Pacific Ocean. She was en route to Howland Island. Earhart’s flight started in Miami, Florida, June 1, 1937. Her plane disappeared July 2nd. Her… Continue Reading …

Let the good times roll at St. Joe’s Boudreaux

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A little bit of Louisiana in the Midwest. That’s Boudreaux in St. Joseph. The Cajun seafood restaurant is located in downtown St. Joe. The food was worth the stop. This was our third attempt to dine here. The first two times were on a Sunday. The restaurant, as most of downtown, was closed. I think… Continue Reading …

Weston, Missouri, offers great day trip opportunities for Midlanders

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Weston was once a major port city along the Missouri River. During its heyday, the city was second in size only to St. Louis in Missouri. Times change. A major flood eventually moved the Missouri River a mile west of town. So, now the once mighty river city is a great day trip location for… Continue Reading …

Pizza! Pizza! Omaha Culinary Tours features tasty samples of local eateries

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If I were to ask you to pick one food item you identify with Omaha, would what you say? Steak? Most likely. How about pizza? No? Well, after a tour of local pizza eateries, we could change our minds on that. We participated in another fun foodie tour with Omaha Culinary Tours. The targets this… Continue Reading …