Eventually, there was a need to bury soldiers and cemeteries were established at each fort in 1862. These National Cemeteries offer a solemn and historic experience in American history. However, there are historic tours of nearby towns to lighten the mood. If frontier forts sound interesting, Kansas has eight and many offer living history programs and annual events. Visitwww.fortscott.com; http://www.army.mil/info/history/; www.nps.gov/fosc/home.htm.
from Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing