It is such a hectic time of year for everyone that it’s been hard to fit in family time. Not to mention all the ailments meandering their way around these parts due, in my opinion, to the mild winter we’ve started out with. The persimmons are not holding up to their legend. At least not yet. But we finally managed to saddle up and head to Lawrence, Kansas last Sunday to spend some long needed time with my eldest daughter.
She always has a neat place to take us to try out. This time was no different. And we also got a little history lesson in the process. Enter, Henry T’s.
Sweater weather in Kansas on this December evening. But we were given a little break from the wind that seems always present out here. So this furthest parking spot was not a problem since we needed to stretch out legs anyway.
Hard to get a good shot with or without any filter but I wanted to show the history part of the visit. This is the family plot of the land owners that is Henry T’s namesake. It sits just a few yards from the restaurant. On the business website, they give this little account.
“In 1858 New Hampshire native George Burt moved to Lawrence and Purchased the 160 acres surrounding Henry T’s property in Lawrence. While farming and servicing stagecoaches along the California Trail, he sold half of his claim to his friend Henry T. Davis. On August 21st, 1863, Burt awoke to murder and mayhem. Quantrill and 300 of his Bushwhackers which included Jesse and Frank James, and Cole Younger, attacked Lawrence burning more than 80 buildings and murdering 150 men and boys, including Burt. Henry T. Davis, Davis’s wife and their family were buried in a family cemetery still located in the northwest corner of our property in Lawrence.”
Not a fancy door by any means. Sometimes its the legend that gets the attention. Definitely the case here at Henry T’s.
Not to mention the delicious meal. Deep fried pork tenderloin with waffle fries for the farmgirl in my chromosomes. And it was scrumptious!
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