Sherman CountyRock Island car number 17776 in Kanorado, Kansas   Kanorado,
  Kansas

Founded: 1888
Population: 276
Elevation: 3908 feet
Latitude: 39° 19' 59" N
Longitude: 102° 2' 15" W
ZIP code: 67741
Area Code: 785

 
Kanorado is about as far west as you can get and still be in Kansas, located at mile marker one on I-70 in Sherman, [SH], County. This part of Kansas has a stark beauty. The surrounding countryside is rolling and dramatic, often clear of trees making the sky loom and dominate as Kansas skies are known to do.
 
Kanorado Community Museum
 
Kanorado is actually about a mile off I-70 which makes it too easy to pass by. Afficionados of Drover Rail Cars, though, won't want to miss the Rock Island car number 17776 that's parked outside the museum downtown.

The town has dwindled in population but there is a spirit here of community.
Inside the Senior Center
 in Kanorado, Kansas  
Just up the street, the nicely refurbished Senior Citizen's Center acts as the community center with a good kitchen and a separate, comfortable recreation room. Many of the community events are held here and, when bike-across-Kansas comes through Kanorado, bikers can find a place to put their sleeping bags out of the weather in this shelter.
 

Special Events

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Churches:   United Methodist Church   (785) 399-2420
 
Newspaper:   The Kanorado Kaper   (785) 399-2355
Box 68, Kanorado, KS 67741
Recipient of Governor's Communication Excellence Award, Kansas PRIDE program
 
Businesses:   Bob's Woodshop   (785) 399-2747
Owner: Bob Major
309 Locust, Kanorado, KS
Handcrafted Clocks - "show room open at all times"
 
The Little Butterfly Cafe   (785) 399-2797
Managers: Peggy and Chandra Witzel
206 Main, Kanorado, KS
Hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
Daily Specials of excellent homecooked food
 
M & M Welding and Millright   (785) 399-2385
Owner: Santos Lopez
402 Main, Kanorado, KS
Welding and Elevator Service
 
Phase II Electric   (785) 399-2742
Owner: Mark Taylor
504 Main, Kanorado, KS
Commercial and residential wiring and repair.
 
Prairie Rose Mercantile   (785) 399-2976
Owner/Operator: Susan Adams and Linda Foster
208 Main, Kanorado, KS
Wide selection of Antiques and Collectibles.
Hours are: Wed.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm-5:00pm

 
Scotty's Motor Co.   (785) 399-2919
Owner: Scott Baumfalk
213 Main, Kanorado, KS
Need repairs? This is the place to come, "Can fix anything"
Hours are: Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-6:00pm. Or by appointment.

 
Crystal's Detailing   (785) 399-2919
Operated by: Crystal Baumfalk Associated with Scotty's Motor Co.
213 Main, Kanorado, KS
She does it all - wash, wax, vaccumning, armorall, scotchgard etc. Just give her a call for an appointment.
 
PRIDE
 
City Office   (785) 399-2355
404 Center, Kanorado, KS 67741
 
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June 11, 2003 / Susan Adams / Kanorado / kanks@midusa.net

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