Experience a trip back in time!
Come on in and see what we have inside!
Sit by our fire place and enjoy a wonderful meal that will take you back in time when wagon trains were rolling by the front door.
See an authentic Kanza indian pictograph carved into the walnut door casing of our parlor. It has been identified by Louis F. Burns, a respected Osage tribal historian, as a memorial to a fallen warrior. We believe that warrior was George Alexander, who was living with the Rawlinsons in this house in 1862 when he volunteered to serve in the 8th Kansas Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War. George died November 4, 1863 of sickness during his service in the war and is buried in Danville KY.
We highly suspect he had a wife among the Kanza Indians and upon hearing of his death, she and her relatives came to this sacred site, (sacred because it has a natural formation of a face in the knot. According to Louis Burns, this would typically be taken by the Kanza and Osage as a message from the creator) and cut this memorial to her husband. Louis was very firm about this pictograph being either done by a woman or for a woman. The Kanza and Osage had female and male images and language.
NOW, LET'S GO AROUND THE CORNER AND SEE---------------
LET'S NOW HEAD UP STAIRS!
Our first stop is------
Here we have an 1870's bedroom. Quiet please, do not wake the baby!
NEXT STOP IS THE "COMMODE" ROOM (restroom)-------------
HERE, IF YOU HAVE A BABY, YOU CAN PERFORM THE NEEDED CHANGE---------
IT IS GETTING DARK, SO WE BETTER HEAD BACK DOWN STAIRS!
TIME TO GO BACK OUTSIDE AND TAKE OUR LAST LOOK!
NO MATTER THE SEASON, TRAIL DAYS CAFE AND MUSEUM IS THE PLACE TO BE!