360° VR Panoramas of Kansas East of the 100th Meridian
Alcove Spring on the Big Blue River
North of Manhattan, Kansas

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Naomi Pike Falls

Naomi Pike Falls

Naomi Pike Falls was named for a child with the Donner-Reed Party

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

Flowers at Alcove Spring

Flowers at Alcove Spring

A verdant meadow on the hillside above the little waterfall

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

Alcove Spring and Falls

Alcove Spring and Falls

Alcove Spring bubbles up under the seasonal waterfall, and was an important source of clean water for the covered wagon emigrants

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

Wagon Ruts at Alcove Spring

Wagon Ruts at Alcove Spring

Deep ruts dating from the era of covered wagons on the Oregon Trail are visible on this hillside at Alcove Spring

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

Big Blue River

Big Blue River

The Big Blue River was one of the first obstacles for wagon trains, most notably the Donner Party

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

Uplands of the Big Blue

Uplands of the Big Blue

Treeless uplands above the Big Blue River impressed the pioneers as the beginning of the prairies

, Kansas

Date photographed: July 10, 2008

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