Kansas January 30, 2016
These 9 Unbelievable Ruins In Kansas Will Transport You To The Past
What’s not to love about the Sunflower State? From gorgeous scenery, to stellar sports teams, to incredible food, Kansas truly has it all. Do you want to know what else Kansas has? Beautifully preserved ruins, including:
1. The magnificent Coronado Heights is said have been built by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's to mark the spot where Francisco Vásquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold and returned to Mexico.
2. "Built a century ago when the town of Neosho Falls seemed destined to be the county seat, ruin followed when another town was chosen...."
3. "This small settlement known as El Cuartelejo (or Quartelejo) was built in the 17th century by Pueblo migrants from northern Tiwa region (Taos and Picuris Pueblos). It is the northernmost and easternmost Pueblo."
4. "Stands on an obscure location in the Quindaro neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. The original town of Quindaro was considered a major stop on the Underground Railway, helping slaves to freedom prior to, and during the Civil War. Many of those crossed the frozen Missouri River at night to the port town. Abolitionists and slaves admired the tenacity and determination of John Brown to rid the country of the evils of slavery. Hence, this monument in this historic, but neglected area."
5. Located 11 miles south of I-70 near Quinter, the Cretaceous period Castle Rock has a fragile chalk and shale formation that may not last longer.
6. Sadly, the Monument Rocks have the same predicted fate as Castle Rock.
7. "Sometimes a bit of time off the interstate takes you through backroads which sooth the troubled soul a bit... In the heart of the Flint Hills."
8. An old stone house near Eureka.
9. "What was the basement of the three story hotel and the 'Radon water' spring." (Captured in Chautauqua.)
Have you seen any of these magnificent ruins firsthand? Let us know in the comments!