Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where in Kansas is...?



Today we begin the blog challenge
with A and we are looking for
Atchison, Kansas.

It is situated along the western bank
of the Missouri River. Basically it is 
on the border of Kansas and Missouri.

It was founded in 1854 and named
after David Rice Atchison a United
States Senator from Missouri.

Atchison was the original terminus
of the Atchison Topeka and Sante Fe
Railway.




Atchison, Kansas was the birthplace
of Amelia Earhart.

Ms. Earhart was the first female aviator
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

She was known in her field as an
"American Aviation Pioneer."

While trying to fly all the way around
the globe, Ms. Earhart's plane disappeared
over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937.

Stop by tomorrow, we will be in Missouri
looking for B.


~Keep on Dreaming~

16 comments:

  1. This theme is going to be a lot of fun to read about, Melinda. Glad you're doing the A-Z this year! I haven't visited anyone officially yet, except you. Been busy writing my posts. But tomorrow--yes!

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    1. Thanks! I think it will great fun.

      M : )

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  2. What a pleasant way to travel! Looking forward to B...

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    1. Thank you, no packing involved for sure.

      Stop by tomorrow.

      M : )

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  3. I've visited Atchison! We enjoyed seeing where Amelia was born and the beautiful views of the river and also the Lewis and Clark covered bridge! I love traveling and can't wait to see where you're taking us tomorrow! Twyla

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    1. Awesome!

      Come on by tomorrow to see where
      we go.

      M :)

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  4. Great post! Next best thing to visiting Kansas. Looking forward to B.

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    1. You'll know more about Kansas and Missouri
      as we go along.

      M : )

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  5. I'll probably always remember Atchison now (because you linked it to Amelia Earhart). Great A to Z start, Melinda!

    LuAnn Braley
    AJ's Hooligans @AtoZChallenge
    Back Porchervations

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  6. Interesting and something to remember....It's fun learning new things in this fashion. I'll "B" back tomorrow...

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    1. Awesome! See you tomorrow.

      M : )

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    2. Awesome! See you tomorrow.

      M : )

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  7. This is fun! Looks like the teacher is going to teach us a thing or two! :)

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