Our time in Kansas will come to an end on Monday when we head to Nebraska. Who would have thought Kansas would be so interesting.
Fick Fossil and History Museum - Oakley
This Mosasaur skull is the oldest documented Tylosaurus Proriger ever found anywhere in the world.
There are displays of locally found minerals, rocks and fossils as well as items from around the US and all across the world.
We did a lot of country side driving thru prairies and plains. All over the state this is the way they post property as no trespassing or no hunting.
After leaving Oakley we spent 6 days at Lakeside City RV Park in Ellis. This is a small park right in town offering water and 50 amp electric. Our view
And right down the road and across the street in the railroad museum. At one time Ellis was a major stop of the Union Pacific RR.
While in Ellis we visited the
The man who founded Chrysler Motors grew up in this house. His father worked for the Union Pacific as did Walter as a young man.
Walter became interested in the automobile and because of his work experience and management expertise he was offered a position with the Buick Company. They put him in charge but did not allow him the final say. He left and started his own company. This is the actual 6th car that rolled off the Chrysler line.
Behind the house is a small museum chock full of all items Chrysler. After browsing the museum, we were taken into the house. The Chrysler's were the first in town to have a "bathroom". That's all it was, a room to take a bath. Water had to be pumped outside and brought it. When everyone was done the bathing, the water would be scooped up to be tossed outside.
Lake Wilson/Lucas Park COE
We are currently spending 6 days at this beautiful COE park. I was lucky because as I snapped this picture entering the campground, a deer crossed the road. You have really look to see him/her,
A view from our site:
Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library, Abilene
Yesterday we took a 160 mile round trip drive to Abilene to see the site of the Eisenhower complex.
The house where he lived from age 2 until he went to West Point.
All the furniture in the house is the original. There is a museum on the complex which we spent hours in. This is the Presidential Library and Research Center. There are limited displays and access for tourists in the library making the museum and house the main attractions.
The chapel holds the graves of President Eisenhower, Mamie and a young son.
Guess we pretty well have Eisenhower covered. We've visited the house in which he was born in Denison, Tx, the house he grew up in and site he is buried in Abilene, Ks and the house he retired to after the presidency in Gettysburg, Pa.