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Argo Mill and Tunnel

The Argo Mill operated from 1913-1943, milling gold brought in from mines in the region. The tunnel was bored straight back into the hillside for four+ miles and connected along the way with several of the mines. The ore was … Continue reading

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Fantastic Caverns

We’ve driven through Springfield, Missouri, many times. We’ve seen signs for Fantastic Caverns, “America’s ride-through cave” many times. And while we usually are willing to stand in line for quirky tourist attractions, this one seemed too cheesy even for us. … Continue reading

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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour

Mollie Kathleen Gortner lived in Colorado Springs with her husband. Their son Perry surveyed gold mining claims in Cripple Creek. When Mollie visited in the fall of 1891, Perry told her where she could see a large herd of elk … Continue reading

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Wichita Illuminations

On our way to Arkansas for Christmas, we spent a night in Wichita. As soon as we checked into our hotel, I got online and bought tickets for the light show at the botanical gardens. I should have gotten a … Continue reading

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The Stone Collection

We are the first people to live in our house that have actually owned it. The original owners bought it as a rental property, and everything in it is builders’ grade. That’s fine. It’s the reason we were able to … Continue reading

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