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The Other Dalton Children

The infamous Dalton Gang robbed individuals and businesses in the Midwest during the early 1890s.  But not all of the Dalton children had a life…

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Remembering Flight 599 on the Kansas Prairie

He was perhaps an unlikely tour guide and an even more unlikely person to be recognized by cheering crowds and a large football stadium.  Perhaps…

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The Knute Rockne Tragedy

It’s been over eighty years since Knute Rockne walked the football sidelines at Notre Dame.  However, phrases like “Win one for the Gipper” and his…

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Crash in the Flint Hills

It was an unlikely spot for a national story – the Flint Hills of Kansas in the early 1930s.  A place far from the national…

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Raising $4 Million In a County With Only 3 Thousand People

A county of only about three thousand people was tasked with a major challenge.  They needed to raise about $4 million to save their historic…

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A $40,000 Architectural Masterpiece

It only cost $40,000 to build this architectural masterpiece.  Of course, that was about 150 years ago, but the small town building is a unexpected…

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A Building Beautiful Inside and Out

I’ve seen many courthouses in my journeys, but this one has to be one of the most amazing.  Beautiful inside and out, with some very…

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Napoleon’s Link to Concordia, Kansas

Most of us recognize the name Napoleon Bonaparte as that of a famous French general. But for the residents of Concordia, Kansas, that name may…

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An Opera House In Rural America

Today you don’t see many opera stars performing in rural America. But a century ago, the name on many buildings would lead you to believe…

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Escapees With Nowhere to Go

At first glance, housing enemy soldiers in low security camps in the Midwest may not have seemed wise.  But for those who decided to escape,…

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Prisoners of War in the Midwest

During World War II thousands of enemy soldiers taken as prisoners of war where housed in hastily built camps in the Midwest.  Most were peaceful,…

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A Place Surprising To Both Sides

When the Allies began the fight against Germany in World War II, they began to take prisoners of war.  Some of those enemy soldiers would…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Furthest West Visit

People often associate Abraham Lincoln with the states of Illinois or perhaps his birthplace in Kentucky.  But what state is the farthest west he ever…

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A Work of Art for Every State

To some, they resemble totem poles, but the works of art are more modern and quite intricate.  At least one can be found in every…

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Peter Toth’s Lasting Impression

Peter Toth was just a boy when his family was forced to leave Hungary.  The event left a lasting impression on him and influenced what…

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A Place For Pony Express Riders to Stay

The pony express was in operation for just a little over a year, however the story of horses and riders racing mail across the country continues to…

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Location, Location, Location

They say that in real estate, the three most important things are location, location, location.  That was true even in the 1850s.  It led one enterprising family…

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El Cuartelejo

Near Kansas’ border with Colorado you can find a place called El Cuartelejo.  It’s the ruins of an ancient home who’s occupants were on the run from…

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Pueblo Dwellings in Kansas

In western Kansas you can find the foundations for an old Native American settlement.  Perhaps that doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary, until you dig a…

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A Natural Wonder of Kansas

It’s one of the natural wonders of Kansas.  A place of white spires rising from the prairie plains that have been a landmark for centuries… SharePrintEmail

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