Kansas is the county seat of Lincoln County in north central Kansas. They
have a lovely limestone court house on the town square and many interesting
buildings in the downtown area made of native limestone. Limestone was
produced when Kansas was an inland sea. There are many fossils etched
into the stone. The dark strip in each piece of stone is the result of
a drying up of the water in the area, then a recovering by the ocean while
the stone was still forming.
Lincoln has many local points of interest. If you stop there (located 14 scenic miles north of I-70 from Lincoln exit #221), look up Marilyn Helmer at Village Lines (139 W. Lincoln Ave., downtown) and she will guide you in seeing the sights Lincoln has to offer.
Be sure to visit the court house (about to celebrate 100 years in Sept. 2000), the Kyne House Museum and Topsy School (214 W. Lincoln Ave.) and tour the Yohe House on 316 S. 3rd.
All photos © 1999 by Carol Yoho
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