I walked from the hotel to 10th Street, noticing murals along the way.
After seeing these murals I went across the street to McDonald's and had a coffee and sandwich.
Next I walked by the Seth Adams Clock.
By now the sun had risen and I continued down the street a bit to the location of the Huron Cemetery. My idea about the Huron Indians is that they come from the far east of Kansas City. And that is correct. The first records of the Huron show them in Ontario, Canada. The information at the Huron Cemetery says they were pushed westward by the Iroquois Confederation. Then they received pressure from European settlers in the eastern states and finally decided to take their resources and buy land in what is now present day Kansas City, KS. Once there some of the group was further located to Oklahoma.
In the early 20th century, developers began to eye the Huron Cemetery. The Huron in Oklahoma said OK to a sale, but the Huron in Kansas City disagreed. Two women, the Conley sisters, moved into the cemetery in protest. Eventually one Elizabeth Burton Conley
argued some aspects of this dispute before the United State Supreme Court. She is considered to be the first American Indian woman to appear before the Court. Eventually the dispute was resolved and this area is protected.
Next the route design took me through a city park and down by a shell from the U.S. Maine.
Now I headed for the place in which the Kaw and Missouri Rivers joined. I needed to somehow walk safely through an area that is a freeway cloverleaf, full of entrance and exit streets and ramps. I ended up totally on the wrong trail, but did see area of the river confluence in the distance.
Nearby an interesting kinetic sculpture.
Yesterday was the first football Saturday for 2013 in Nebraska. And there certainly may not be a place that enjoys and celebrates football as much as do Nebraskans.
Here's a view of just about 10 of the thousands who were tail-gating before the game.