Picture of the Week

For week of 12/24/11: Geographic Center of the United States, KS

Geographic Center of USA

On a cold, windy December morning we drove out to the middle of nowhere in Kansas and found the marker erected in 1940 identifying the geographic center of the United States. This is the first tourist attraction we've been to where there were no tourists! Partly because it's December, partly because there's nothing to do anywhere around here, and partly because this used to be the geographic center. In 1959, when Alaska and Hawaii became states, the geographic center of the United States moved to South Dakota. Road trip!

All photos © 2010, 2011 Bill and Jamie Goldmann