Monday, April 28, 2014
Where in Kansas and Missouri is...?
Regular programming has resumed.
Today we are on the road to U and
V with a little bit of a political twist
to our posts today.
First up is Ulysses, KS.
Aptly named after Ulysses S. Grant
our 18th president.
As you can see, it is located in the
southwest corner of the state.
It was established in 1873.
The first town site was founded in
June 1885 and was surveyed by
George Washington Earp, the
first cousin to Wyatt Earp. The
site was located approximately
two miles east of the present day
The town's motto is "A City On
Now we will cross the state line
for V and locate Van Buren,
It was founded in 1833 and named
for then Vice President, Martin Van
It is located in the southeastern
Missouri Ozarks on an edge of
the Mark Twain National Forest.
This is another city on the move.
In the beginning the city started
in one county and ended up in
the present day county it is in.
The present day site was purch-
ased for $495 in 1867. A log court-
house was built before the new
city site was even fully laid out.
Phone service arrived sometime
after 1907 and electricity arrived
20 years later in 1927.
The area around Van Buren is
well known to folks who enjoy
fishing, floating, and canoeing
on the Current River.
There you have it two states
named after political figures.
Pretty cool don't you think.
Tomorrow we will be checking
out the last two cities that will
be featured in this challenge.
I don't have cities for X and Z
so on Wednesday I will doing a
"Made in Kansas and Missouri"
Thanks for hanging with me
during the challenge.
In a later post I'll tell you about
our "family weekend."
~Keep on Dreaming~