Kansas Nebraska Weekend
March 21-23, 2008

In Cawker City I took some new photos of the World's Largest Ball of Twine, and nearby buildings with their reproductions of famous paintings with the ball of twine added.

World's Largest Ball of Twine

Ball of Twine Inn and Ball of Twine Inn Gifts

Follow the twine to see the paintings with the Ball of Twine.

In Osborne, I revisited the Circle Inn, for a glass of milk and a slice of peanut butter pie. They get to stay on KansasTravel. They have had a rough time with their building. It burned and was rebuilt before my first visit. Since then, they lost their roof to a tornado and had had to repair that.

Circle Inn peanut butter pie.
Peanut butter pie and milk

SMith Center Dutch Mill.
1879 Dutch mill moved to Smith Center from Reamsville, Kansas.

Before crossing into Nebraska, I visited the Higley Cabin on private property off Highway K-8. In 1873, Dr. Brewster Higley wrote the words to "My Western Home" in this cabin. It is better known as "Home, Home on the Range." The cabin is kept unlocked and has a small exhibit behind chicken wire. There is also a guest register and they sell a one sheet with the history of the cabin and the song for a quarter (honor system).

Home on the Range cabin.
Higley Cabin near Athol, Kansas

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