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Buffalo and Frank Lloyd Wright

By Posted in - Ride News & Routes on February 25th, 2016 0 Comments

One of the friendly communities we’ll pass through as we make our way west is McCook, Nebraska. With a history deeply rooted in agriculture and the railroad industry, the spirit of the American pioneer is still prevalent in the community lifestyle of McCook.

In 1890, the largest buffalo herd in the world existed northeast of McCook. A man known as Buffalo Jones established several ranches that provided buffalo to the rest of the world. Jones is credited to be directly responsible for keeping the buffalo from extinction. Each summer, McCook hosts the Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival.

And, while in McCook you can visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sutton House. Designed by one of America’s most influential architects in the early 1900s, the Sutton House at 602 Norris Avenue is one of Wright’s few homes west of the Mississippi River—and the only one in Nebraska. This architectural marvel showcases Wright’s earlier designs, reflecting his distinctive prairie style.

For more on what to do in McCook, click here.

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