Humboldt Travel Guide

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Humboldt Things to Do

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Only one place in Humboldt would classify as a must see. That is the museum. There is a nice museum there. This cannon is in front of the museum. Museum tours start inside of a small one room country school.
    I saw an old jail, cannon, farm implements, and one room school there. Unfortunately I did not see inside of the museum itself. The museum is closed during the Winter.

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Humboldt Restaurants

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If I ever go back to Humboldt I will eat at Marilyn's. I went in and smelled the food but did not have time to eat. At the restaurant I inquired about free maps to the historic sites in town. The waitress was very friendly and helpful and gave me just the map I needed. Since the folks at the restaurant were so nice to me I wanted to be nice to them and suggest Marilyn's as a restaurant to visit in Humboldt.

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Humboldt Nightlife

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I was in Humboldt on a Sunday afternoon instead of a Saturday night. I saw this place near the bandstand and snapped a photo of it. It looks like a night spot.

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Humboldt Local Customs

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Baseball is part of American culture. Two very famous baseball players were born here in Humboldt. Walter Johnson and George Sweatt both called Humboldt home.

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Humboldt Warnings and Dangers

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Warning, don't go to jail in Humboldt. This is the old jail at the museum. It sure was small for two men to be in.

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Humboldt Off The Beaten Path

  • This marker depicts a poor...

    This marker depicts a poor farmer named Abel Secrest who was shot trying to prevent the Confederates from stealing his mules. He saved his mules but lost his life. In the park on Bridge street all 12 of the black marble plaques are set in to one large scene. The marble etchings were done by Bob Cross, an art teacher from nearby Chanute.

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    At this newspaper office you can see some old baseball memorabilia and baseball cards. It is like a small baseball museum dedicated to Walter Johnson and George Sweatt.

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    This is not a great photo. It is the Walter Johnson athletic field where you might see local athletes playing ball in warmer weather.

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Humboldt Favorites

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Confederate forces raided and burned Humboldt in September and October of 1861. There are 12 markers like the one in this photo located in Humboldt. The markers tell individual stories and each one has a marble etching to depict what happened at that location. A brochure with a map to the markers is available free at local businesses.

    Fondest memory: Driving around to find all the markers was interesting. They were not all just stories of war. This marker was about a farm wife who threw her feather mattress down the well then dropped valuables on top of the mattress in the well so the raiders would not find them.

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