The old Chisholm Trail and Santa Fe Trails intersected just north of 56.
Two miles east of Canton and approximately 1/2 mile north, there is a cemetary where a young man, age 16 named Ed Miller was buried back in 1864. That summer was a time of unrest on the plains. There was a civil war going on and on the plains the Indians were attacking wagon trains and ranches.
A sick woman in Marion needed a doctor and young Ed volunteered to go find help. Unfortunately he encountered a band of Indians who tortured and killed him. An interesting story that you can read about here.
We drove to 77 and took the road south.
As we were passing this farm, I saw a horse in the barn half-door.
I asked Al to turn around (he is so accommodating!). I was hoping the horse wouldn't go back in the barn before I would get a picture of it.
It would be lovely to live in this home! I've always wanted to have a turrett! We once slept in a turrett in a castle on the Rhine! There were 77 steps up to the room we stayed in. Sort of like Rapunzel's room!
We asked the waitresses about the location of the cemetery. I have wanted to stop at this cemetary ever since reading the story "Lone Tree" by James D. Yoder. I blogged about the story earlier.
Just north of Highway 50 on the bend going around Florence.
You take the furthest north entrance and go to the clear back northwest corner.
There are Veterans from six different wars buried there.
We were told to keep going on the road past the cemetery to find the fresh springs that feeds the town of Florence. Did you notice the sign on the Florence water tower? 99.96% fresh spring water.