Thursday, May 14, 2009
We moved from Abilene a few hundred miles west to Ellis, Kansas. We chose this town because it seemed to have an RV friendly attitude including a city park along Mud Creek with RV sites. The location proved to be very nice and this small town also has RV parking sites everywhere in town. There are few stores and more vacant stores. You can walk the town in 20 minutes back and forth to the campsite, but we found it to be another friendly Kansas town.
It also owes its initial existence to the railroad. The high school sports teams are called the railers. They have a railroad museum, which we could never catch open. In the late 1800’s a group of immigrants from Austria arrived and have been a major part of the culture ever since.
It is the boyhood home of Walter Chrysler, and the home of the Walt Disney’s father and grandfather. The likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok were regular visitors to the town.
It has been a nice place to spend a few days.