An Ode To Russell Springs
Snuggled in the Smoky Hill River
valley is the inland town
Where colorful history abounds ...
Dating back to the buffalo, the Indian
and the trader trails,
Along with the gold seekers and
the Butterfield Trail,
Followed by the pioneer with home
Then the townsite struggle and
county seat fame.
The former Logan County
Courthouse from 1887-1963,
Now served mankind, as the
Butterfield Trail Museum
And to preserve the B. 0. D. records
And to keep pioneer and western
The Logan House of 1887, also serves
A hotel and cafe with western
hospitality, you'll find.
The Historical Society features three
events each year:
To relive history along the trail and
to honor the pioneer,
Butterfield Day in the fall,
Old Settler's picnic, program,
parade and fun for all;
A two-day scenic trail ride and camp-
out in the spring,
And recently, a cow chip throwing
contest has been added to the fling.
-A. D. J.
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