ULYSSES, Kan. (AP) _ One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas is up for auction.
Monument Rocks, also known as the Chalk Pyramids, is part of a private phone auction being conducted for the Pyramid Ranch in Gove County. The formations are part of ancient chalk beds that were carved into unusual shapes when the central U.S. was covered by water.
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/NsTPke ) the acreage up for auction also is the site of prehistoric fossil finds, a stagecoach route and a post-Civil War fort.
And the sale includes more than 12,000 acres of mineral rights. It's currently a working cattle ranch.
Faulkner Real Estate of Ulysses is conducting the auction. Bids can be placed through Aug. 14.