Indianapolis Zoo

Some photos from a trip to the zoo. Smooth Dogfish Sharks Audience member gets to pet a Dolphin during the show Orangutan crossing his high-wire. There is a network of wires and towers allowing them to roam all over the zoo. Wildebeest, aka Gnu African Elephants playing in the water A Lion yawn Alaska Brown … More Indianapolis Zoo

Cahokia Mounds

On my way from Kansas to Indianapolis, I decided to stop at Cahokia Mounds State Historical Park. From the 7th century to the 13th century, Cahokia, a Native American settlement in Illinois, was the largest city in North America and pone of the largest in the world. I diaried the story of Cahokia at my … More Cahokia Mounds

Fort Scott

Fort Scott KS is typical of the frontier forts that popped up all over the West in the 19th century. Constructed in 1844, it was temporarily shut down in 1855, then reopened for the Civil War. It served as an administrative headquarters, supply depot, training ground, and field hospital in the Mexican War and the … More Fort Scott

Mine Creek Battlefield

A few weeks ago I was at the Westport Battlefield in Kansas City. Mine Creek is the sequel. After the Confederate army under Gen Sterling Price was surrounded and barely escaped at Westport, he cross the border over into Kansas, intending to capture as many supplies as he could and destroy the infrastructure in pro-Union … More Mine Creek Battlefield