1914 Round Barn
In 1914 the owners of this farm southwest of Marysville ordered a barn, by mail order one assumes. Many say the barn was from Sears and Roebuck, although there is nothing in the barn today to prove (or disprove) that. At any rate, it was shipped as a kit by rail to the Marysville area, then assembled on this spot. The current owners of this farm (whose name escapes me) have beautifully maintained this barn and updated the classic prairie farmhouse on the property as well. The barn is known as the Lewis Rowe barn, probably a reference to the original owners.
"Pony Express Town"
Not only is Marysville, Kansas, home to the first home station on the Pony Express route, it was on the junction of many of the important early trails such as the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, etc. That home station is still intact in its original location, and may be visited today.
"City of Black Squirrels"
Marysville has the unusual distinction of being the home of numerous black squirrels not native to the region. How did that happen? Read about it in my Things To Do tips.
"The Little Town with Two Main Streets"
Two parallel main streets set very close together - dating back to territorial days before Kansas was a state. The story behind that is found in my Things To Do tips.