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Get into a rut with Lyon County history

Update: The Lyon County Santa Fe Trail Bus Tour scheduled for April 22 is sold out so another one has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Tickets for the April 29 tour are $30 and are available only online at The ticket includes lunch. The tour time is 5-6 hours. Seating is limited.


A free history program at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, will feature Jan Huston and her video of Lyon County history, and images from the 1972 archaeological dig of the Rock Creek trading post, where Bloody Bill Anderson murdered Judge A. I. Baker and burned Agnes City in 1862. The program will be at the Trail Days Arts & History Center, 803 W. Main St., Council Grove, Kan.

The following Saturday, April 22, a 5-6 hour bus tour of the Santa Fe Trail in Lyon County, guided by Jan Huston and LeRoy Boline, will include local stage stations, trading posts and people who made history on the trail. For more information, or to reserve a bus tour seat, call 620-340-6310, or see Reservation deadline for the bus tour is April 18.

The April 20 program and the bus tour are sponsored by the Lyon County History Center, the North-Lyon County Museum, and the Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association.

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