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Visitors will want to see the "8-Mile Corner", where the States of Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma meet. It is located 8 miles west of Elkhart on the State Line Road and is marked with the Three State Windmill.
The Kansas State Flower, the Sunflower, grows abundantly along roadsides and across fields. Their cheerful faces change directions as the sunsets.
Richfield Methodist Church
The Richfield Methodist Church, built in the 1800s still serves an active congregation. The bricks in the building were made in Richfield. This church is one among 18 churches in the Morton County area supported by the residents of this southwest county of Kansas. Social activities, as well as religious functions, keep the many houses of worship busy.
Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks is a historical landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. Point of Rocks is located North of Elkhart about 10 miles off of Highway 27. It is the third highest point in Kansas with an elevation of 3,540ft. Standing at the Point, you will overlook wagon ruts from the 19th century wagon trains carrying settlers heading West. Point of Rocks was a significant landmark for settlers because it meant water was near.
Morton County Historical Society Museum
The Morton County Historical Society Museum houses memorabilia from a bygone era depicting the early days of Morton County when people lived in dugouts and attended one-room schoolhouses. The First State Bank has been recreated and the shiny old car is a sight to see. Though the museum is young, it houses a broad variety of things used by the early residents, such as farm machinery, medical equipment, and household objects that reflect the endurance of these hearty people. There is something to capture the interest of all who wander through the many rooms of exhibits.
The Museum offers researchers primary sources of histories of Morton County and the Santa Fe Trail. It also contains family history files, a large photograph collection, as well as newspapers, and maps. Schools, scouts, local clubs, and organizations use the museum for meetings and educational tours, and programs. Film and video equipment are available for use. The old one-room schoolhouse and the red caboose that symbolizes the taming of the "American Desert" and the end of the Santa Fe Trail are located on the grounds as well as an old barn and church. As you drive up to the museum there is the Veterans Memorial for people to stop and remember loved ones who served their country.
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) Bridge
The bridge was completed in 1939 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was one of many programs of President Roosevelt's "New Deal" administration designed to help the nation recover from the Great Depression. At 96 feet in length and 28 feet wide, here where you would least expect it, is located one of the longest stone arch bridges in the state. Due to its unique and historic properties, the bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.