Fort Scott National Historic Site is located in, appropriately enough, Fort Scott, Kansas. I took these pictures Saturday under threatening skies and it kept sprinkling on me. It was near dusk with some interesting light creeping out of the clouds.
The fort was constructed over several years from 1842-1846. It was the gathering point for the Kearney expedition in 1845. Dragoons from the fort fought in the Mexican War in 1842, the U.S. Army returned to the fort in force in the Civil War to insure Kansas and Missouri remained free states. In the 1870's, the Army again returned to the town of Fort Scott, this time to protect workers building a railroad across disputed land.
I have discovered that I love the plains states. There are so many overlooked photo opportunities here. Most of them I discover from places like the AAA travel guides or the state information areas.
These are the first photos that I have taken in RAW. It was a different experience. I am still experimenting. I only have Elements so perhaps if I had full blown CS2 it would be different.