Prairie Talk: Porter Cattle Co.

Prairie Talk: Porter Cattle Co.

Cattleman Rich Porter is loyal to his workers, suppliers, alliances, and, especially, to his community. “An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness,” said Porter. “Do unto others better than you would have them do unto you. If they don’t respond in kind,...
July Volunteer Workday

July Volunteer Workday

We have work to do! This big hackberry tree needs to be cleaned up. Our team of volunteers will tackle it at our next Volunteer Workday – Saturday, July 6. If tree clearing isn’t your thing, we have other, less physical chores for the day. We’ll...
Day of the Cowboy

Day of the Cowboy

Honoring Flint Hills cowhands of yesterday and today. Cowboy history, in photos, video, and story, by Greg Hoots, author and historian Branding—Leave your family brand at Pioneer Bluffs! Bring your branding iron, or come watch branding demonstrated (on wood). Roping...
Pioneer Bluffs & The Rogler Legacy

Pioneer Bluffs & The Rogler Legacy

What goal would provide you with sufficient motivation to travel several hundred miles into unknown territory on foot, without the luxury of well-marked roads or motels and restaurants at predictable intervals along the way? In 1859, the prospect of cheap, unclaimed...
Announcing “Tallgrass Tales”

Announcing “Tallgrass Tales”

Pioneer Bluffs has been awarded a Humanities Kansas grant to support “Tallgrass Tales,” a short film project that will collect and preserve favorite stories from Flint Hills cattle ranchers and cowhands. Interviews will be conducted and produced by...