Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Greensburg & Mullinville KS 10/2/13

On the road again Wednesday Oct 2.

Traveling Hwy. 54 to Albuquerque we visited the Big Well in Greensburg, KS, one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.

They started digging the Well in1887. It was a masterpiece of engineering since all the work was done by hand. It was 109 feet deep and 32 feet wide.

Since the Santa Fe and Rock Island Railroads were laying track across Kansas they needed a reliable source of water.

Pipes situated into the aquifer.

Looking up.

On May 4, 2007 the town of Greensburg was hit by a devastating tornado.

95% of the town's homes and businesses were destroyed.

Open spaces, end of sidewalks.

Church steps.

Buildings use about 40% of energy used. So they rebuilt to be a "green" community.

Energy efficient buildings were built.

Partial dome home.

Fromme-Birney round barn near Mullinville, KS. built in 1912 to house 29 horses. Round barns promoted to be wind resistant, efficient use of space and use less lumber. Not round but 16 sided the barn is 50 ft. tall and 70ft. in diameter.


I thought...what is this.

Fly nets!!!!


Feed stalls.

Poster in the barn.

Kept seeing fields that looked like corn but different tassels. Finally got a good look and realized it's sorghum.

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