We visited some rural areas of the county as well as towns of Angola, Chetopa, Dennis, Mound Valley, Oswego, Parsons and Valeda.
|Oakwood Cemetery - Anteitam Circle|
|Osage Indian Village Mural - Oswego|
|Sinclair Service Station - Chetopa|
In smaller towns, Mound Valley has their old brick city jail out for display and the flagpole at the middle of the downtown intersection. I was also impressed with the decaying abandoned school in Valeda. It must have been quite a building in it's heydey.
|Pumpkin Creek Pony Truss Bridge- ca 1932|
Finally, we had an unexpected surprise when visiting the Mt Zion Community Church west of Big Hill Lake. We pulled up to admire this old wood country church, and found the pastor Marty Warren there, and he gave us a tour and told us about the recent renovation of this church. When I hear about rural Kansas people getting together to save and restore something important to their lives, it makes you proud to be a Kansan!
To see more of the photos Karen and I took while in Labette County visit our Smugmug photo gallery: Labette County Photos
For more information see the following:
City of Parsons: http://www.parsonsks.com/
City of Oswego: http://www.oswegokansas.com/
City of Chetopa: http://www.chetopacity.org/
Blue Skyways Labette County: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/LB/