Friday, May 11, 2012

Frontier Military Historic Byway (Know Your Watershed Impact Zones)


The natural topography of the county consists of gently rolling terrain. The Kansas River forms a portion of the southern boundary of the county. The elevation generally increases from north to south as the distance from the Kansas River and Missouri River increases.

[edit]Watersheds and Streams

The county is drained by the watersheds of the Kansas River which is part of the Missouri River watershed.[6] Being located in northeastern Kansas, the county receives plentiful rainfall.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Monticello Community Eco-History

Kaw Valley Monticello Township ... "Trails-n-Tales"

  • Ancient peoples roamed the area hunting buffalo in the 1500s.
  • The Spanish traded the area to the French in 1811 and US President
    Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
  • 1825: the Kanza Indians were removed from the area by the federal government.
    Then the Shawnee Indians arrived from Ohio and Missouri.
  • 1828: Frederick Chouteau (grandson of a co-founder of St. Louis)
    established a trading post and ferry near Mill Creek.
  • 1836: a saw and grist mill were built for the Shawnee Indians on Mill Creek.
  • 1854: Kansas became a territory, each Shawnee Indian received 200 acres,
    and all unclaimed land was left open to pioneer settlers.
  • The town of Monticello was founded on 160 acres on June 19, 1857.
  • Monticello elected James Butler Hickok as a town constable in 1858.
    It was his first law enforcement job before going on to become the famous "Wild Bill" Hickok.
  • 1859: A territorial road was surveyed between Leavenworth City and Fort Scott. Its route went through the town of Monticello, where a stage stop, stores, saloons, a black- smith, a doctor, and a hotel served travelers. This road crossed the historic Santa Fe Trail at Olathe.
  • 1863: The Monticello Ferry Co. was chartered to operate
    across the Kaw River at present-day Bonner Springs.
  • The Kansas Midland Railroad began building a railroad in the area.
    It bypassed Monticello, ending the town's hope of becoming the county seat.
  • 1870: Thomas T. Nichols, grandfather of J.C. Nichols, settled here.
  • 1903, 1951, and 1993: Great floods.
  • 1955: Kansas City suburban airport was developed
    near present-day Kansas 7 Highway and Johnson Drive.
  • 1974: The Monticello Fire District was organized with volunteer firefighters.
  • 1988: Shawnee and Lenexa began annexation of Monticello Township.
  • 2005: Virginia School was placed on National Historic Register and moved.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fire & Ice ... Shipwreck on Lake Michigan (1983)

This innovative back-to-back book about "Two Deadly Wisconsin Disasters" prestaged author Tom Clancy's techno-thriller style.


Tom Clancy's rich imagination and his remarkable grasp of the capabilities of advanced technology give this novel an amazing ring of authenticity. It is a thriller with a new twist, a "military procedural" with an ingenious, tightly woven plot that revolves around the defection of a Soviet nuclear submarine—the USSR's newest and most valuable ship, with its most trusted and skilled officer at the helm.

A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The entire Soviet Atlantic Fleet is ordered to hunt down the submarine and destroy her at all costs. The Americans are determined to find her first and get her safely to port in the intelligence coups of all time. But the Red October has a million square miles of ocean to hide in and a new silent propulsion system that is impossible to detect. Or is it?

Her daring and cunning captain, Marko Ramius, thinks so. The commander of the Soviet's fastest attack submarine, however, is confident that he will find his prey. And Bart Mancuso, the aggressive commander of the U.S. Navy attack sub the Dallas, is counting on the sensitive ears of his resourceful young sonar operator to identify Red October's unique sound print and track her down.

The nerve-wracking hunt goes on for eighteen days as the Red October stealthily eludes her hunters across 4,000 miles of ocean. But just short of Ramius's objective, his submarine converges with the others in a rousing climax that is one of the most thrilling underwater scenes ever written. Can the start of all-out war be avoided? The outcome is clear only on the very last pages.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Army of the West GPSurvey (8604am)

Empower consequential learning
for "Know Your Wilderness Inquiry Zones" (WIZ)

Our adaptive Trails-n-Tails (TnT) theme:
[A] Reflects actionable distilled insights (WIZdom) for "EarthSea-Keeping" group activities
[B] Builds on FutureThought Leadership experiences with blended "Visual Learning" hyperportals
[C] Creates sharable community stewardship stories about "geoWIZard" MentorshipART

New Mexico Stream - Maps and Satellite Views
Ninemile Creek, Palo Flechado Pass, 36.42850, -105.29900

Wilderness/Specialty Map Features
Special wilderness maps are also available from our map center. These maps include topographic detail, and have a scale of at least 1"=1 mile. Many wilderness maps are printed on waterproof, tearproof synthetic paper. Click on the area you wish to visit in our statewide search maps to get a listing of all available maps for the area.

Agua Fria National Monument 2000:
450 prehistoric sites, including agricultural features Canyon de Chelly National Monument 1931 33,929 83,840 Remains of Native American villages built between ad 350 and 1300
Coronado National Memorial 1941:
Commemorates Hispanic heritage and the first European exploration of the Southwest (1540-1542) by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

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