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Blaze Your Own Trail in Freedom’s Frontier: Orders Number 11

There are so many ways to plan your visit in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Exploring the history of the region can result in a true “Blaze Your Own Trail” … Continue reading

March 11, 2019

Orange is the New Jack

Fall has always been my favorite season: the smell of bonfires, the juicy, gooey caramel apples, the beautiful array of warm tones as you take a drive, pumpkin flavored everything, … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

Allen County, Kansas: Small Towns – Big Fun

The small towns of Allen County, Kansas, are loaded to the brim with big fun. This autumn is an excellent time to plan your visit to Allen County as they … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

STEAMBOATS …..For “Kansas, Weston, St. Joseph, Council Bluffs and Sioux City”

In the spring of 1856 the Arabia was sold to Captain William Terrill and William Boyd. During the 1856 season, the Arabia made at least 14 trips on the Missouri … Continue reading

September 3, 2015

Who Am I?

Genealogy is the best scavenger hunt. We all have a great uncle who loves to tell the story of their Civil War grandfather, or their mother who worked as a … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Apples! Music! Festivals! It must be fall!

Fall Festivals have been a tradition since humans made the switch from hunter-gatherer societies to agriculture ones. Really, fall and harvest festivals are a time honored acknowledgement of humanity’s dependence … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Get Ready to Celebrate with Us in 2016

The Board of Trustees, staff and partners of Freedom’s Frontier have been working hard to make 2016 a special year for the heritage area. We are embarking on several special … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

Take a Sunrise Selfie

Rise and shine! Morning is a great time to explore the heritage area! You could head out for an early hike, bike, run and paddle, or just watch the starry … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Use the Buddy System

We all need a buddy sometimes—especially when we’re on an adventure. Whether your swimming, climbing, hiking, biking, boating or doing any recreational activity that could involve some risk, it’s better … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Trash Your Trash

Don’t be a litter bug! Packing your trash out of a natural or historic area may be an inconvenience to you, but not doing it ruins the experience for someone … Continue reading

August 28, 2015


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