Archive for Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bonner Springs’ Moon Marble makes 8 Wonders list

Bowersock left off list

February 24, 2009


Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs is among the 8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce. Bowersock Dam was among the finalists but was not selected for the final list.

The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the results today for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce, as determined by a public vote of 24 finalists for the honor. Voting took place from Jan. 9 through Feb. 17.

More than 9,800 people casting votes represented every state in the Union and many foreign countries, Kansa Sampler Foundation officials said.

The 8 Wonders, in alphabetical order are:

Big Brutus, West Mineral

Brant's Meat Market, Lucas

Frontenac Bakery, Frontenac

Hemslojd, Inc., Lindsborg

MarCon Pies, Washington

Moon Marble Company, Bonner Spring

Stafford County Flour Mills, Hudson

Vonada Stone Company, Sylvan Grove.


KansasVoter 9 years, 3 months ago

I've never heard of any of these things or places (except for Lindsbourg and Bonner Springs).

Tristan Moody 9 years, 3 months ago

Brant's Meat Market is definitely worth a visit if you head to northwest Kansas. Fantastic jerky, great sausage, and exceptional service.

lily 9 years, 3 months ago

Moon marble is a great place to take you back to your childhood. It is almost overwhelming with old toys, new toys, marbles, marbles, marbles. Fun place to spend a couple of hours and you can watch them make a marble

riverdrifter 9 years, 3 months ago

Brandt's Market has great bologna. Try one of Doug's "pepper rings" as he calls them. A mandatory stop on the way to pheasant hunting in NW Kansas.

nekansan 9 years, 3 months ago

Kind of blows my mind to talk about the wonders of Kansas commerce with no mention of the aviation industry or agriculture?

KansasWind 9 years, 3 months ago

To nekansan - there were 24 finalists. Wichita Aviation was one of them as were Winter Livestock in Dodge City and Brookover Feedyard in Garden City. Check out the website to find out more about this cool contest. It's all up to the public to submit nominations and also to vote.

dminear60 9 years, 3 months ago

riverdrifter: My family loves the pepper rings too! Did you know Doug will ship to your home?

ockhamsrazor 9 years, 3 months ago

Moon Marbles in Bonner Springs is a fantastic place. There are many items there that I haven't seen in years. There are marble-making demonstrations and the owner tells a funny story about how he got into the business by accident.

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