Posted on March 28, 2019 at 2:17 PM by Bill Sowers
A recent addition to the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library, "The Kansas Flint Hills: Limestone, Oak and Bluestem," written by Stephen M. Perry in the 1970s and prepared by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and the Department of Landscape Architecture at Kansas State University, gives the reader an enticing look at the Flint Hills of Kansas in prose, photos, maps and wonderful artistic renderings of scenes throughout the region.
The author's purpose in creating this publication is stated on the cover:
"A character study of the Flint Hills region of Kansas, his study was undertaken because of a genuine love for the land and uncertainty of what changes the future may hold. The Flint Hills are unique in character and beauty, yet they face desecration without public concern and knowledge of the region. It is my hope that this study will serve as an introduction to the Flint Hills, and even more as an invitation to learn more about the beauty to be found in Kansas"
This is one of those "must see" booklets about an often overlooked areas of Kansas which blows the term, "Drive-Through State," out of the water... or out of the rolling, grassy hills!
You can view this publication in the KGI Online Library here: