The many uses for Fort Scott in Kansas
Trip Start Mar 10, 2012
85Trip End Aug 11, 2012
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Today we went shopping for fly fishing poles
Today I woke up while dad was driving. Then, we stopped at Wal-Mart to get some supplies. After that, we went to Cabela's because we were going to get some fly fishing supplies. We ended up being in Cabela’s for about 3 hours because dad was talking to this guy for a really long time and the guy was helping dad out. After we went to Cabela’s we ate lunch/dinner at a Chilies. I got a grilled cheese and a salad. Then, we went on a 3 hour drive to a state park in Kansas.
July 12 - by Katelyn
Today we went swimming and fishing
The first thing that we did today was ride around the campsite to check out a few places. At one of the places, dad got a fishing permit so that we could go fishing later today. Then, we went to a part of the lake we could go swimming. There, I bounced on a lane marker and I played with Madison on the raft. When we were swimming, Madison pushed me, and made me lose my goggles that were never seen by me again. Then, we went back to the RV and got ready to go fishing. After Emma caught two fish, she caught another one that had its hook in its stomach. After I saw that I cried for the fish and decided that I was not going to go fishing anymore. Then we ate dinner and went to bed.
July 13 - by Katelyn
Today we went to Fort Scott
Today we went to Fort Scott, which was our last stop in Kansas. Fort Scott was used for many different reasons, and at many different times. The first reason this fort was used was as a barrier for the Native Americans, keeping them west. The people that were maintaining the fort at this time wanted to keep the Native Americans west because at the time, the American Colonists were living on the east coast. When the Westward expansion started, this became a problem because now all the Native Americans were out west and they ran into trouble when they were with them. After that the people that lived in the fort sold the houses to some people who would start creating a town. Then, the town people let the army rent the houses for use during the civil war. Right before the Civil War, Kansas was having a little bit of a problem because all of the confederate states wanted Kansas to become a confederate state, but the Union states wanted Kansas to be a union state.