The town that grew up fast

We are in Wichita KS, and got to experience both the old and the new in this town.

It’s amazing to think that the first house in Wichita was built in 1868, and that by 1872, when the Santa Fe railroad put a spur line through, it started hopping as a real “cow town.”

We got to experience a bit of old Wichita in what is called “Old Cowtown,” a collection of historic and just plain old buildings that were assembled in the early 1950’s to reflect 1870’s reality. Very well done – including a shoot-out with a would-be purse-snatcher and an old-fashioned baseball game.

And then there is thoroughly modern and cultured Wichita, as evidenced by its art museum. ┬áThis was a nice new building that didn’t overwhelm what’s inside.

And what’s inside is very nice. Lots of our favorites here.

So there you have it – the old and the new in Wichita. There’s more than wheat and cows in Kansas!

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