Post Rock Museum - Lacrosse, Kansas
The Post Rock Museum in Lacrosse, Kansas is housed in a native stone house built by homesteader Dan Haley, southwest of Nekoma in 1883. The house was moved to its current location in 1963. The museum includes an authentic stone quarry re-creation illustrating the methods used to cut posts for fencing as well as tools and items depicting the history of the post rock unique to Kansas.
Over 40 thousand miles post rock fences were erected in north central Kansas. Each post is unique, no two fence posts are the same size, shape, or color, and many even have fossils such as Inoceramus labiatus, Collignoceras woolgari, driftwood, and shark teeth & scales.
Although the displays at the Post Rock Museum are quite
interesting, the museum is modest in size and I believe that most visitors
will need only a few minutes to tour the Post Rock Museum. This reviewer
found the Post Rock Museum, the most interesting of the Museums in Lacrosse,
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