"Drive the Byway" Weekend

Western Vistas Historic Byway


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Kansas Statehood with a “Drive the Byway” Weekend, Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th 2011.

This is a perfect opportunity to discover the rich history and scenic beauty of the first historic byway in Kansas. Create your own weekend adventure. Attractions on the route will have special happenings, displays and events for you to enjoy.

The byway links three western Kansas counties stretching over 102 miles. It features six museums plus twelve historic and scenic sites. The byway runs north from Scott City to Oakley (US 83), then west to Sharon Springs (US 40) and can be traveled from either direction with many stops between these cities. Along this route are side trips including Lake Scott State Park (Hwy 95) and Russell Springs (Hwy 25).  Come help us celebrate the first year of the Western Vistas Historic Byway and honor the 150th Anniversary of Kansas.

For more information contact: Keystone Gallery 620-872-2762 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attraction details and event information: http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com

Visit http://www.ksbyways.org/pages/Western/western1.html for an overview of the entire byway including maps.


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Scott County History Links

Stan Hutchins sent two interesting links to articles that concern Scott City/Scott County history.  I hope you will take time to read through each, if you are interested in the past of this area.

El Cuartelejo Article                    Squaw's Den Article

Scott County Genealogical Society Holds Regular Meetings

The Scott County Genealogical Society holds a regular monthly meeting for those in the community who are interested in the history of the area.  Every Second Thursday at 7:00 p.m., please feel free to attend their meeting at the Scott County Library meeting room.

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