Here are some photos of Covert, Kansas, a dead town in Osborne County. Covert's history includes an unsolved murder, a legendary high school basketball coach and a meteorite. Mona Winder Kennedy has a new book on Covert's history. To order it, visit www.adastrallc.com/whatsnew.html or call (785) 525-7784.
This is a photo of the town's first post office. It was actually established before the town in 1873. Osborne County officials have done some work to restore the log cabin structure but more work and funding is needed.
The former elementary school.
Von walks up the stairs of this once elementary school. He was a great tour guide!
Mona Kennedy and Von walk the weedy streets of Covert. Mona wrote the book "Covert, Kansas: an evolution of a ghost town."
A sign at Covert High School talks of its famous son, winningest Kansas boys basketball coach John Locke.
This was the school's water tower. It was the only water source in Covert.
Here are the old fuel pumps. See where the glass was?
Inside the post office. Osborne leaders hope to someday restore this old structure and make Covert a walking historic site.
An old home still stands.
An old photo of the high school.
The day the last postage stamp was issued at the post office.
Winning basketball coach John Locke. In the 1925-26 season, the school couldn't afford a basketball coach. Locke, a senior, asked if he could coach and play. They let him and he lead the team to its only state basketball tournament appearance.
A look at what the town once looked like.