Coronado’s Castle ⚔️

It is believed that Francisco Vasquez de Coronado visited this area in 1541 in search of the “seven cities of gold”. This site is a 300 foot tall hill overlooking the vast rolling plains of central Kansas. In 1936 the Works Progress Administration program built a nice park with a dozen stone picnic tables, barbeque pits, restrooms and the “castle” for the use of the citizens. People still arrive to picnic and hike in the area. We spoke with the nephew of brothers, Vernon and Arthur Henkle, who helped built the structures as young men. See Atlas Obscura story:

Published by karenebarker

Free Range Human traveling North America by RV with her Beloved

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