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Russell Springs, Kansas: Cow Chip Capital of Kansas

Every September the town -- pop. 28 -- has a cow chip throwing contest to reestablish its status as Kansas's cow patty nexus.

Broadway St., Russell Springs, KS
I-70 exit 76. Drive west 20.5 miles on US Hwy 40, then south 12 miles on Hwy 25.
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Cow Chip Capital of Kansas

Russell Springs (pop. 28) proclaims itself as the "Cow Chip Capital of Kansas" for two reasons: one, all the ranches out there; and two, they have a cow-chip throwing contest during their September Old Settler's Day celebration. The town used to be the Logan County seat until the 1960's when it was moved to Oakley. The old courthouse is now the Butterfield Trail Museum (785-751-4242).

[Robert Collins, 12/09/2000]

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