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Frontier Days In Rawlins County

Kansas State Historical Marker
Rawlins County
      Travel is so smooth and effortless today that it is hard to visualize its hazards in the mid-19th century. For example, in June 1859, four mules pulling a Denver-bound Pike's Peak Express stagecoach--six days and 450 miles out from Leavenworth--were terrified by Indians a few miles northeast of Here. Plunging down a precipitous bank, the animals upset the coach and its best-known passenger, Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune.

    Lake Road and Second Street, Rawlins County
    Lake Atwood City Park