The Ivan Boyd Prairie Preserve is located in south Douglas County, near Baldwin, and adjacent to the site of the pre-Civil War battle of Black Jack, 2 June 1856, a battle that happened as a result of the Pottawatomie Massacre and other events. Ivan Boyd was a resident of the town of Baldwin, and was a member of the faculty of Baker University for many years. He was an ardent naturalist and conservationist, and, in rain and snow, could often be seen walking through the countryside he loved so well -- and doing so at an age when in the happy autumn of his life. He was particularly fond of children and is beloved by generations of those whom he introduced to the wonders of nature. At his death, nothing seemed more fitting that to dedicate to his memory a tract of the native prairie that few knew or loved so well as he.
2043 N 200 Rd, Wellsville, KS 66092, USA