His dream was to build a railroad using a self-propelled railroad car, one he invented himself, and entice city folk to come to the country.
The idea of Overland Park was born.
The rail tracks are gone, but the historic Strang Carbarn remains, at 79th Street and Santa Fe Drive. There is also a Carriage House, past 80th Street, home to the Overland Park Historical Foundation.
Our story begins in Wichita in the College Hill, a neighborhood where you will find stores and restaurants, beautiful homes (including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), good neighbors, kindly children, brick-laid streets, mature trees, all centered around a beautiful park and swimming pool.
Traditions Home, Douglas and Hillside Avenues in College Hill, Wichita.
From April until September, visit the Farmers Market in DOP, underneath the pavilion, east of the Clock Tower. From June 7 until August 9, enjoy the Summer Concerts in the Santa Fe Commons Park, each Sunday, from 7 - 8:30 p.m..
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