Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

8 Wonders of Kansas History

Back in May, I asked for you help -- to vote for our Fort as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. Voting closed at midnight on June 15 and the winners were announced last Tuesday.

Because of you -- the Fort Scott National Historic Site was selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History (to see the others -- visit the Friends of the Fort website)

We love our Fort -- it was what founded our little town and we are proud that in the 70's it became a National Historic Site and was reconstructed and restored. It is a great place to visit on Summer Sundays -- walking around the Fort, feeling that you're part of history, realizing all that happened on those grounds over the last 168 years.

We're an old town for Kansas -- most of Kansas being settled after the civil war. And as you leave the Fort, you see our historic downtown which recently was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Fort Scot is a great place to roam on Summer Sundays!

It's blue skies over our Fort. And I'm asking for your help.

Vote TODAY for Fort Scott National Historic Site

We've made the short list of 24 for the 8 Wonders of Kansas History and I'd love to see our beloved Fort named one of those 8 Wonders.

To vote:

Vote early and vote often
(you can vote three times per email address)

You don't have to live on the prairie to vote -- it's open to everyone so I would appreciate your help to make sure that our Fort is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. Please read about the candidates -- it does give an idea of what an interesting historical story Kansas weaves.

And you can't just vote for our Fort -- you have to vote for 7 others as well.

Because the sky is blue over the Fort, it's Blue Monday so please visit Smiling Sally to see other blues this Monday!

It's Sunday and so time for Sunday Favorites so please join Chari at Happy to Design and also enjoy Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Fort Scot looks like a beautiful and really interesting place to visit! I have been through Kansas many times but have never been to your lovely place! Wishing you and your historic Fort Scot lots of luck in obtaining the status of one of Kansas "8 Wonders of Kansas History"!

Thank you so much for sharing this post with us today for Sunday Favorites, Martha! I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend!

Chari @Happy To Design

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

Well how awesome is that! congrats on this fun acomplishment.

Beth said...

That's great, Martha! I'm happy that Fort Scot was recognized. It's a well-deserved honor.

A 2 Z said...

Hi Martha,

Congratulations on the nomination. I've never been to Kansas but I will make sure to visit Fort Scot. It looks really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


GardenOfDaisies said...

We were there several years ago when our kids were younger. Our son liked the soldiers barracks.
I will go vote now!

From the Kitchen said...

Martha, what good news! It's so important to have our "past" to revisit. I grew up in Virginia. It seemed that every step I took was on ground where history was made. It gives me a chill just to remember that. Enjoy your strolls about your fort. Those who came before should be remembered and honored by those who come after.


Lori E said...

We have a nearby fort as well with a very extensive history.
Lots of school trips throughout the years.
Really a treasure.
Congrats on the win.

Marigene said...

We were in FS this weekend, came home earlier than had planned...too darned hot for a high school reunion...but we got to see lots of friends the couple days we were there. What are they doing up by the cemetery, the road was all blocked off?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

HOw great that your work paid off! Congratulations. And thanks for the history lesson (so painlessly presented with such lovely pictures). We loved our time in Kansas when we traveled through there.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

That's so great about Fort Scot being recognized!


Cass @ That Old House said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Fort Scott! I have never been to Kansas -- well there are a LOT of places I have never been! -- but your part of your state looks special; I love history no matter where it happened!

Dion says Hi!

The Tablescaper said...

Such wonderful news having Fort Scott recognized. It looks like a beautiful place.

Thanks so much for bing a part of "Summer Sundays". Looking forward to having you with us next week.

- The Tablescaper