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Kanopolis Lake Kansas

We have spent the last three nights at Venango Campground at Kanopolis Lake located southwest of Salina.   Kanopolis Lake is an early Army Corps of Engineer water project in Kansas.  It impounds the Smoky Hill River for flood control and agricultural purposes. This stop is along the way to the Airstream Factory, in Jackson Center Ohio, where we have scheduled some work on AIROSMITH.  We chose the route to explore Kansas, as state we would normally just drive through.  I reached out to a friend, who was born and grew up in the state, for his recommendations.  One was this campground. The lake sits in the middle of a vast agricultural area where we are surrounded by farms and ranches.  The Army Corps suggests a self-guided auto tour , an eighty-mile adventure that circumnavigates the lake.  It takes you to waypoints that form the history of the area.  Driving through the area brought to mind the Song of the Jayhawk  series written by Jack Marshall Maness.   Several places we visited wer