Flint Hills - John Morrison

Flint Hills

The Kansas Flint Hills, formed by the erosion of Permian-age limestones and shales, extend from Marshall County, in the north, to Cowley County, in the south, and are known as the Osage Hills in Oklahoma. Named for the embedded bands of chert, or flint, the Flint Hills region is one of the last great preserves of tallgrass prairie in the country. —Kansas Geological Survey

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Roundup Riders, II

Roundup Riders, II

At dawn each morning for five days running, the ranch staff (and friends and neighbors) walk four hundred head to the ranch headquarters to be weighed and loaded on waiting cattle trucks. On the Shadow Valley Ranch near Cassoday, in Butler County, Kansas. July 25, 2005.