Virtual Guidebook to Kansas East of the 100th Meridian
Alcove Spring
north of Manhattan Kansas


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Naomi Pike Falls was named for a child with the Donner-Reed Party

(July 10, 2008)


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A verdant meadow on the hillside above the little waterfall

(July 10, 2008)


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Alcove Spring bubbles up under the seasonal waterfall, and was an important source of clean water for the covered wagon emigrants

(July 10, 2008)


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Deep ruts dating from the era of covered wagons on the Oregon Trail are visible on this hillside at Alcove Spring

(July 10, 2008)


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The Big Blue River was one of the first obstacles for wagon trains, most notably the Donner Party

(July 10, 2008)


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Treeless uplands above the Big Blue River impressed the pioneers as the beginning of the prairies

(July 10, 2008)


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