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Please visit our impressive facility, brimming with artifacts and artwork which reveal Western Kansas through genealogy, geology, wildlife, and history.
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El Quartelejo-an historic ancient Indian pueblo, the remains of which can be seen near Lake Scott State Park in Scott County, Kansas.
A sheltered cave held the women and children of the Northern Cheyenne during the raging Battle of Punished Woman's Fork. (Photo by Jerry Snyder)
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Lake Scott State Park features many historic sites, as well as setting a beautiful stage for your recreational pursuits. (Photo by Gina Ramsey)
May in Western Kansas brings the beauty of yucca in full bloom. (Photo by Florence Daubert)
The panoramic view of an historic battle site. Scott City sits on the right side horizon as one looks South. (Photo by Betty LaToush)
"Where the buffalo roam..." American bison graze along the Western Vistas Historic Byway. The Duff family owns this renowned herd. (Photo by Stan Hutchins)
Take in the visual beauty and history of the gallery and collection of Western and wildlife artist Jerry Thomas.
Welcome to our new feature --- "Throw Back Thursday!" I can't guarantee that we'll update every Thursday, but we wanted a place to start posting some historic photos from Scott City and Scott County.
This first post is about the development of irrigation. There are many concerns about the current use of the Ogallala Aquifer. Here are some photos and news articles which show the very start in Scott County.
This first photo is of the C. W. Proudfoot well, taken in 1910. With a capacity of 1200 gallons per minute, it would have been a phenomenal well. Notice the cost of the well was $3000. That would be equivalent to $77350 today.
Read more: Throw Back Thursday!
Who are the Famous Folks of Scott City? From Maria DeGeer to Ron Baker, who are the people who have, in whatever way, put Scott City on the map? Come to El Quartelejo Museum during June Jaunt and find out! This program will be presented Saturday, June 7th at 2 PM, and repeated on Sunday, June 8th at 2 PM. The speaker for this year's "History on the Highway" will be Patsi Graham.
The Scott County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the Scott County area and educating the community and visitors about the function of El Quartelejo Museum and the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection.
Throughout the 80 year existence of SCHS, individuals, families, and businesses have supported the Historical Society’s efforts. These generous people help to continue the work of the Historical Society and assist in maintaining the building and grounds, keeping the facility open to the public, guiding group tours, and raising funds for improvements.
There are three membership categories:
Museum and Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
After hour tours are available by calling: 620.874.1559 or 620.872.3523
902 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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