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    Red Buffalo Ranch

    by basstbn Written Feb 8, 2007

    I'd like to mention one of the highlights of a visit to the Sedan area, even though I have never visited there myself. Famed newsman Bill Kurtis, a native Kansan, purchased 8,000 acres of tall grass prairie near Sedan. The Red Buffalo Ranch is seasonally open to visitors and includes what appears to be a very nice bed and breakfast. I am familiar with the area of Chautauqua County in which the ranch is located, and can vouch that there is some very pretty country that would make a great place for a trail ride. I have heard about, but not seen Butcher Falls and artist Stan Herd's prairie version of Stonehenge. Check out the web site which describes the ranch and the company's stores located in Sedan.

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    Chautauqua County Court House

    by basstbn Written Feb 7, 2007
    Chautauqua County Court House

    Architect George Washburn designed approximately one-quarter of Kansas' county courthouses, that in Chautauqua County (Sedan) being the final one. In my opinion, it is the least interesting design of any I have seen.

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    Emmett Kelly Museum

    by basstbn Updated Feb 7, 2007
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    Emmett Kelly, the world-famous clown best known for his role of Weary Willy, was born in Sedan in 1898, his father a railroad worker and his mother a boarding house operator. The museum in his honor is located in the city's historic 1896 opera house. For those of you who don't recognize Kelly's name, I have attached an image of his character from the museum's website.

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    Ackarman's Hardware

    by basstbn Written Feb 7, 2007

    Maybe not of touristic interest to all - but this is where my late father, Burl Thompson, worked as a butcher prior to WWII. In those days it was a combination grocery and hardware store - perhaps more like a general store. This store remained in the Ackarman family for generations until recent years.

    A note about small town life - there are still people in Sedan who remember my father, and more still who have heard the name. Amazing!

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    Follow the Yellow Brick Road...

    by basstbn Updated Feb 7, 2007

    Sedan is but one of Kansas' towns which have attempted to capitalize on the Wizard of Oz theme. Townspeople and other supporters have purchased personalized bricks in this sidewalk, helping to support city renovations and causes.

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    A Downtown Stroll

    by basstbn Written Feb 7, 2007
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    I recently found myself in trouble with a couple of friends after suggesting Sedan as an interesting side trip for a weekend outing they were planning. It seems their wives fell in love with a couple of shops, making the side trip far more expensive than planned. True, Sedan does have a couple of nice art galleries and antique shops, but how could I be responsible for their wives' splurge? They could have just walked around enjoying the sights as Nancy and I had done earlier.

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  • Buy a brick

    by jayhawk2000 Updated Aug 18, 2004

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    Buy a brick for the Yellow Brick Road or otherwise support the local businesses and people in their historical renovation work.

    It's getting to the point they will have to lay more streets to find room for all the bricks, but it's a brilliant idea and a super cause to support!

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    Hollow Park

    by basstbn Written Feb 7, 2007
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    This little park is remarkably shady and cool, a nice place to relax and enjoy the grounds and particularly the gardens. Take the elevated wooden walkway back to the spring.

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