These eight photos, abovr, were taken at the Baker University Wetlands
The Wetlands Research and Natural Area is a 573-acre swale along the
Wakarusa Rive floodplain. This marshy area is home to 86 species of birds
and resting area to hundreds of species. Water stands throughout the area.
A boardwalk has been built to accomodate visitors. American Indians
from nearby Haskell Institute consider the area to be a religious sanctuary.
Above are four photos from the campus of Baker University. The chapel
was moved to Baldwin City, stone by stone, from England and
reconstructed on the east side of the campus. Its cornerstone
states that the construction was completed in 1864.
Our traveling companions,Bob, Nancy, Bob and Dottie Lou
appear with Max in the second photo from the left. Baker's campus
has a lovely commons area and is know for the beautiful
colors of the maples trees each fall.
The four pictures directly above were taken just East of Baldwin City.
The two on the left are taken at the site of wagon wheel ruts along
the Santa Fe Trail. A large rock marks the trail and a deep red
caterpillar wandered across its surface. Second from left is Bob,
standing in the wagon rut. The right two photos are at the
battle site of the Battle of Blackjack.
Max and I also visited the Baldwin City area in late May.
See May Trip to Baldwin City for more details.
All photos © 1998 by Carol Yoho
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