Sharp hills and thin lakes dot a well-used 14,500 acres of land in Crawford and Cherokee Counties. The area is now a popular destination for hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing and mushroom and berry picking. But until the 1970s, the land was much like many others in Southeast Kansas:… Read More
Happy Walnut Day! We’re nuts about our small towns in Crawford County and on National Walnut Day we’re celebrating Walnut, Kansas, population 220. Walnut was originally called Glenwood, in 1874, it was renamed Walnut after the Little Walnut Creek, on which it is located. The first post office at Walnut… Read More
At Pittsburg State University’s Spring Commencement this morning, you are bound to see several graduation caps decorated with glittering apples, rulers, pencils, and the like. It’s likely that the wearer of this cap is one of 162 undergraduate students receiving their diplomas as education majors this year. Read More
Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director B.J. Harris understands the importance of tourism to Kansas: “Tourism in our area is crucial to overall economic development. Not only does it create additional revenue for local businesses, but many times it gives visitors their first glimpse of our wonderful community.”… Read More
Of all the holidays celebrated around the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the easiest dates to remember… as long as you know the three Spanish words it represents. How you celebrate is just as easy to remember: parades, parties, and eating are the name of the game. Read More
Girard in the early 1900s was primarily a quiet home for the well-off, the retired merchants and farmers, and other conservative types of midwestern United States. Quite opposite to the county seat, nearby mining towns were home to working class immigrants immersed in poverty and injustice. The inequality faced by… Read More
Anglers visiting Crawford State Park are lucky to find a variety of sport fish in Crawford State Fishing Lake to spend an afternoon pursuing. To help ensure healthy numbers of each fish variety, the Farlington Fish Hatchery oversees the production and distribution of 11 fish breeds to Crawford State… Read More
The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Pittsburg State University, is proud to announce that Pittsburg has been chosen to host the 2018, 2019 and 2020 NJCAA Football National Championship. Read More
A sunny sky, 75 degrees, and gentle breeze on April 10th can tempt almost anyone to the great outdoors. For many locals, a prime destination for a weekend retreat is Crawford State Park. While this setting is familiar to many, imagine the same sunny day back in 1933,… Read More
Downtown Pittsburg’s 5th Street Bar and Grill is home to an incredible selection of local and national beer brands. With 39 to choose from (plus a mystery beer located in the upstairs beer loft), it could take a while to sample every one. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together a… Read More
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