I just love staring at this stone entrance at the Muscotah city park entrance at 6th and Kansas.
Muscotah, a Kickapoo or Potawatomi word meaning either "the beautiful prairie" or "prairie on fire," is a town of 200 in Atchison County.
Crossed bats, a baseball and baseball hat honor their hometown boy, Joe Tinker, that made good.
Joe Tinker was one part of the Chicago Cubs double-play combination of "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Shortstop Tinker played from 1902 to 1916 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Now, does anyone know the rest of the story? Who was A.B. Harvey or was the name Harvey Block? One reference says the town was founded in 1857. So what happened in 1895?
Have answers? Help us "Get Kansas!"
KE #2 Marci Penner