A large town by Midwest standards, Arkansas City, aka Ark City, is located on the Arkansas River in far southern Kansas. Interestingly, both the name of the town and its accompanying river are pronounced by locals as "ar-KAN-zus, (like "our Kansas"), rather than the usual pronunciation its named state uses.
There are just over 12,000 in the town, enough to have a bustling Main Street, in this case, Summit Street, with several 19th-century multi-story office buildings overlooking the strip. One building in particular possesses an entire floor of windows, in sets of three, painted with scenes of nature, Native American life and recreation. One such set caught my attention, with three views of nature, including bobwhites in a meadow, a wolf howling at the moon and geese enjoying a stream. These captured nature in Kansas succinctly, I thought, and snapped the photo.
You can only take so many photos of wheat fields, so anything of unusual character was of great interest when we called the Jayhawk State our home a few years ago.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.