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Founded: 1887, Population: 436 (2000), Elevation: 1500 ft.

Lucas is located in Russell County northwest of Russell along Highway 176 near the Saline River and Wilson Lake.

The Lucas economy is based upon agriculture, nestled in the heart of Post Rock Country and the Smoky Hills region of the state. Find this town at the junction of K-18 and K-232 highways just eight miles north of Wilson Lake. The state of Kansas has designated Highway 232 as the Post Rock Scenic Byway.

The Adams Apple Festival is held the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. The festival has craft and food booths, parade, games, entertainment, barbecue and more. The 2004 festival will be held Saturday September 4th.

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Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert, the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo, a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area, KidFest, and Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.