Dog Creek on KS Hwy 383 in Decatur County, Kansas. Hwy 383 runs diagonally
southwest to northeast between US Hwy 83 and US Hwy 283. I-70 travelers
can turn north at Oakley or at WaKeeney.
Kansas originally called "Slab City" is a farming community
with an approximate population of 180. The local museum specializes in
the Czech traditions of the early settlers of this area. (Early settlers
included Max's great-grandparents, Benjamin and Matilda Yoho. Ben, of
Swiss extraction, came to Kansas from Ohio to homestead in 1877.)
people are friendly! We came to town late one Wednesday afternoon
to find the grave of Max's great-grandmother, Matilda Yoho. We sought
help at the local Post Office. Within 5 minutes, Bob Jones (town mayor)
and two other citizens had dropped everything they were doing to come
downtown and open the Czech Museum, which houses burial records. After
helping us find the grave site, the three men then escorted us to the
Jennings Cemetery and led us right to Max's great-grandmother's grave.
The Czech Museum looked interesting, and the historic bath house
and outhouse are not to be missed!
Jennings town site