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The President Who Claimed Kansas as Home

This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home… SharePrintEmail

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The Cathedral of the Plains

When this presidential candidate saw the building, he dubbed it the cathedral of the plains.  That’s the name that still draws people from states away…

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Noteworthy for Cattle and a Cathedral

Victoria, Kansas has just over one thousand residents, but it’s always been noteworthy for the cattle that were raised here and the church that grew…

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Modern Day Free Land

When settlers moved west some towns hailed prospective residents with the lure of free land.  That’s still the case in some places… SharePrintEmail

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Magic Words to Attract People

The word “Free” can be a very powerful word.  In the early 2000s, that word, “free” brought plenty of attention and several new residents to…

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The Foundation for Settling an Area

You can find a rock just about anyplace on earth, but if you want to see this particular type of rock, you’ll probably find yourself…

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Involved with a Favorite Pastime

Many people take up or expand a hobby once they retired.  Many of the people living in and around this small Kansas town seemed to…

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A Beautiful Public Restroom

A public restroom is usually not a thing of beauty.  It’s just designed to take care of the need at hand.  Not so in Lucas,…

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Driving Long Distances for a Favorite Recipe

Maybe some of your favorite food involves a recipe that was handed down from your grandma, or even generations before that.  Here it was great…

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No Flashy Signs or the Latest Technology

Some stores lure customers with the flashy signs and the latest technology.  That’s not the case here, and that’s what has people stopping by this…

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The Downs, Kansas Train Depot

Maybe you live in a town that still has a train depot – or one that preserved the one they had when passenger trains discontinued…

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Rails in the Blood

Today we say hello to our listeners in Beloit, KS on KVSV.  One loyal listener there knows much about the rails that still pass through…

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A Battle in Kansas

The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War.  However, one could make a…

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John Brown: The Early Years

In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote on whether the new state…

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Jumping Off the Train

Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route.  This is the reason they jumped and…

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The Cherokee Strip

It’s called the Cherokee Strip…a stretch of land in north central Oklahoma originally given to the Cherokee and later opened to settlement by the U.S….

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Permission to Get Married

For an enlisted man at Fort Hays, it wasn’t enough to win a woman’s heart and ask her hand in marriage.  You needed the permission…

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Reasons for Enlisting

The army certainly needs strong, upstanding young men and women to fill its ranks…but in the late 19th century, the reasons folks enlisted may have…

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A Remaining Fort

As Americans moved from east to west, a network of forts sprang up on the high plains to protect travel and commerce.  A few of…

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The Little Red House in Western Kansas

The first building in this town didn’t begin its life here.  In fact i’s route to this city is a story in itself.  This is…

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