It seems as though Atchisonians do not head to the slower car ahead of them. So if you have someone right on your tail, it's best to pull over and let the car go ahead of you. If you think you are going to slowly cruise by the historical houses and sites, you might be better off pulling over to the side of the curb.
It is the old Railhead of the...
It is the old Railhead of the old Atchison Topeka and Santa Fee Railroad. Although the closed that part of the system a few years ago, Atchison has a rich history. The ols Depto is now a nice little museum worth a stop and look.
Important Little Creek
This little stream of water is not much to look at, but is more of interest for its place in history. It was here that the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped on the night of July 4, 1804, and celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, signaling the American colonists' break from Britain. The name of this creek: July 4, 1804 Creek.
A time less travelled
"A Very Great Display of old Architecture"
It is very nice layout of the beautiful and ornate old homes that were mostly all built in 1870-90's. Wealth in this town was prevalent from supplying the settlers that were heading west. Thousands came through here, and wagon trains were assembled close by to caravan them to destination points.
The town got founded in 1854, and freight business was the main stay for commerce with goods coming from the Missouri River to this point. A railroad also helped in growth and creating the wealth.
"Tour and Drive by of Old Homes-buildings"
The town is very well preserved and little has changed in the last few decades. The Evah Cray House is one nice tour and some others can drive by the see the facade.
Amelia Earhart of the fame to fly across the Atlantic, was born here and that home is on tour
"Home preservation for the town"
This is a list of other homes that can be viewed, and two have tours available.
Atchison, Kansas - Home of Amelia Earhart
"Historical Kansas Rivertown"
Atchison, Kansas, is a pleasant small town located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
The town's chief claim to fame is as the home town of the famed aviatrix, Amelia Earhart. The house where she lived is open to the public, and on my first visit, we were shown around by a very knowledgeable tour guide. I believe that she was either a relative or friend of the family. The house is in a very pretty setting overlooking the Missouri River. Many of the houses in the area are fine old Victorian homes.
Atchison is also the home of Benedictine College, the only US Coast Guard station in Kansas, a major distillery, and was one of the early homes of the famous Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. In addition, the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped on the site of present day Atchison on July 4, 1804.