Paxico, Kansas

Day 453

      In 1879 William and Robert Strowig constructed a mill on land purchased from an old Indian medicine man called Pashqua. A town grew up around the mill and came to be known as “Paxico,” after the medicine man.

     In 1887 the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway built their railroad through the town connecting Topeka to Herington, Kansas. 

     We are camping at Mill Creek Campground in the town of Paxico, on the railroad tracks, about 800 feet from the old Paxico train station. 

     The town is a virtual ghost town, consisting of antique shops and the Longhorn Saloon, in which we had a very good burger. 

     Our closest neighbor was the trains going through day and night. 

Technical Stuff:

Fulton, Missouri to Paxico, Kansas: 252.4 miles

4 hours 53 minutes

9.6 MPG

Diesel: $2.50

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