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Covering more than 2,600 miles, Buchanan and McCauley organize their book by highway and milepost markers, so that modern-day explorers can follow the road logs easily, learning about the land as they travel through the state. Featuring more than 100 photographs, drawings, and maps, the book also provides deft descriptions of fascinating contemporary and historical features to be seen all across Kansas.
Especially in an economic era that has encouraged all of us to travel closer to home, the new edition is sure to be a hit with families from Kansas and the region who decide to explore and learn more about the state and its distinctive wonders. They'll discover what Buchanan and McCauley have known for a long time: Kansas highways provide much more than passage to Colorado or some other state. They are destinations in their own right.
Published for the Kansas Geological Survey.
List of Illustrations vii
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xv
Chapter 1 U.S. Highway 160: From the High Plains to the Coal Fields 19
Chapter 2 Interstate 70: From Denver to Kansas City 83
Chapter 3 U.S. Highway 36: From Saint Francis to Saint Joseph 131
Chapter 4 U.S. Highway 83: The High Plains and the Chalk Beds 170
Chapter 5 Interstate 135/U.S. Highway 81: Through the Heart of the State 192
Chapter 6 U.S. Highway 69: From the Little Balkans to Kansas City 212
Chapter 7 Interstate 35: Across Eastern Kansas 245
Chapter 8 The Kansas Turnpike: The Chisholm Trail and Beyond 262
Chapter 9 U.S. Highway 56: The Old Santa Fe Trail 282