Page 4–The Geologic Record Vol. 1.2
Fall 1995


A Place to Visit


The Flint Hills


Greenwood County, Kansas




The Flint Hills stretch across Kansas, from Washington County in the north to Cowley County in the south. This photo, taken at sunset just northeast of Beaumont, in the southwestern corner of Greenwood County, shows the rich autumn colors of bluestem grasses that thrive on these flint-encrusted hills. The Flint Hills are the last large preserve of native tall-grass prairie in the U.S. Photo by John Charlton.

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