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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 4:17 AM
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Council Grove, KS - The Flint Hills Series Part 5

Manhatten, KS - The Flint Hills Series Part 1
Junction City, KS - The Flint Hills Series Part 2
Abilene, KS - The Flint Hills Series Part 3
Salina, Ks - The Flint Hills Series Part 4


After leaving Salina, it was time to head back east into the Flint Hills, and off the beaten path for a change. The sun had started to drop pretty low in the sky and I wanted to find a place to stay the night. If I was smart enough, I would have stopped in Junction City or Manhattan. But for whatever reason, I thought there would be a cheap motel in Council Grove. However, with a population of only about 2,000, there was only one choice. A bed and breakfast looking place that was easily over $100. (I think). So I made my way back through the hills in the pitch black back to Manhattan, an easy 40 miles, and plopped my head down on a $37 bed courtasy of Motel 6!! The next morning, I made my way back through the hills and into Council Grove I came. Camera and all!! Am I rambling again??


An old abandoned farm.




The Kaw Mission late 1800s just outside downtown






Along the main drag........





Maybe an old theater perhaps??








This sweet lady "demanded" that I take a picture of this old building with her standing in front of it. She has worked here for 17 years. I'm assuming the building is as old as it says!!








The old hotel I decided not to stay at!!






Finally!! A place I can go to without having to check out one of those stupid residen....... You gotta laugh!! What else can you do??







I believe this house was built in the 1860s



A small general store.........



A failed attempt at getting a nice view shot of the town!!



An old hermit's cave from the 1800s



Well, in a town as small as this, I can only take so many picture before you finally get the point!! So it was on to the next destination somewhere in the Flint Hills... See you there!!
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Old Posted May 13, 2009, 8:35 AM
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Not to second guess you, but it looks like you could have had a room for like $55-70 if the rooms in the motel or annex section of the hotel: check out the rate card linked to on this page http://cottagehousehotel.com/rates.shtml

Looks like it had a lot of historical spots for being such a small town.
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Nice pictures. It looks like a nice historic small town.

You spelled Manhattan wrong again, in this thread this time.
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Wow... this is my favorite Kansas city yet! The first photo is haunting... and I love the photo of all the branches... very artistic! This city has some wonderful historic building stock! Also... the weather seems to have improved for this set!
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Wow... this is my favorite Kansas city yet! The first photo is haunting... and I love the photo of all the branches... very artistic! This city has some wonderful historic building stock! Also... the weather seems to have improved for this set!
I was going to say the exact same thing! Anyway, that was awesome, KC. Great set!
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Nice work kc. That old bank building from 1902 is really interesting looking.
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Nice pictures. It looks like a nice historic small town.

You spelled Manhattan wrong again, in this thread this time.
Yes I did!! It has now been corrected!!

The weather was fine that day, perhaps a little overcast which means the sun wasn't glaring into my camera which it frequently does!!

After checking out the rates provided by Yerfdog, I probably should have spent the night in Council Grove. However, I would have missed about 30 miles worth of breathtaking scenery. So I'm kinda glad I stayed in Manhattan for the night.

Thanks for the comments so far. I'm not used to doing smaller towns, but this turned out to be pretty enjoyable!!
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Delightful to look at. Living there ... hmmm ... I dunno?

Lots of history there, and the early settlers had to work really hard for everything they had.
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I guess you could call it rustic....very nice pics
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Interesting tour, and your best photography yet.
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I'm probably one of a handful of New Jerseyites who has been to this town. Unfortunately I only got gas on the outskirts and didn't see much of downtown. Some surprisingly nice structures here.
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Great set there Kcex:

These are my favorites:




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