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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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The Rights to a Famous Cowboy Song

In the 1930s a cowboy song began to get quite a bit of air time on radio stations.  But suddenly the music stopped, when one…

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Home on the Range

The song, “Home of the Range,” turns 140 years old this year.  It might not sound like a big deal, but the song and the site…

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A Poem Stuffed in a Book

Brewster Higley didn’t think much about the poem he’d written.  In fact, he stuffed it in a book and hadn’t looked at it for over a…

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A Man and His Cabin

On the surface, the story doesn’t seem too different from other settlers stories of the late 1800s.  A man from Indiana decided to move west and homestead…

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American Countryside Video: The Eisenhower Farm

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The Plane Crash Near Cottonwood Falls

March 31, 1931 is a date still well remembered by those living around Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  Although eye witnesses have passed, the memory of a…

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The Fame of Knute Rockne

Knute Rockne coached Notre Dame to four national championships and a record of 105 wins, against only 12 losses and 5 ties.  His fame spread…

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Council Grove

Today if you need parts for your car or truck, you might just head to an auto repair store.  Turn back the clock nearly 200…

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An Important Tree in the Mail System

Before express mail or overnight delivery, messages traveled at a speed measured not in hours, but in weeks.  For those wanting to communicate up and…

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A Small Grove of Trees

The hardwood trees along the Neosho River had been growing here for years.  In fact, many of those old trees can be found yet today. …

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A Couple From Kansas

The Dunhams were just another pair of Kansas high school graduates.  They stayed in touch with classmates and tried to attend alumni reunions when possible. …

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A Game of Basketball in the Rain

Football is a game played in the elements.  Mud, rain, ice and snow may impact the game.  Now imagine if that was the case for…

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The First Olympic Games with Basketball

1936 was the first time the Olympics recognized the game of basketball as an official sport.  In the U.S., AAU, YMCA and college teams competed…

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The Globe Refiners

You’ve heard of basketball teams like the Lakers, Bulls and Celtics.  But what about the Globe Refiners?  Turn back the clock to the Depression years…

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A Winter Sport for Young Men & Women

It all began as a way for young men and women to have a sport to play during the winter.  It grew into the game…

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A Deer in the Courthouse

A deer that runs loose inside the courthouse might cause a scene.  Now imagine enraged residents chaining themselves to trees on the front lawn.  It’s…

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The County Seat of Chase County, Kansas

Cottonwood Falls is the county seat of Chase County, Kansas.  The town has just over 900 people, but don’t let the sparse population fool you. …

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The County Seat War

A county seat is an important place.  It is after all the place were legal papers are stored, trials are held and officials operate the…

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