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The Events at Osawatamie, 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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The John Brown Historic Site

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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A Safari Couple’s Museum

Osa Johnson was certainly not an imposing figure, but give her a gun and she could drop some of the most ferocious animals in the…

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The Safari Museum

Many towns have a museum of local history. But why is Chanute, Kansas home to the Safari Museum? It may seem like a piece of…

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Shawnee Mission

It was one of the most ethnically mixed schools in America with whites and slaves teaching children of many backgrounds from the age of 5…

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A Midwest Mission

As Europeans crossed the Atlantic, those who had been living on the eastern seaboard for centuries were often forced to leave their homes. Here’s the…

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The Dalton Gang

Today these streets and the adjacent alley are peaceful avenues lines with small town businesses. The fall of 1892, it was the sight of citizens…

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A Hometown Holdup

Bob, Emmit and Grat–three brothers that would return to their hometown to do business–but the business to be transacted would cost the lives of some…

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The Oklahoma Land Rush

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

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Limited Married Life at Fort Hays

(Hays, Kansas) – For an enlisted man at Fort Hays, it wasn’t enough to win a young woman’s heart and ask her hand in marriage….

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The Men at Fort Hays

The Army certainly needs strong, upstanding young men and women to fill its ranks today. But in the late 19th Century, the reasons men enlisted…

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Fort Hays, Kansas

(Fort Hays, Kansas) As Americans moved from east to west, a network of forts sprang up across the high plains to protect travel and commerce….

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The Kansas Cosmosphere

Today we’re back in Hutchinson, KS and say hello to our listeners on KWBW. I can attest to what folks there already know…the space museum…

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A Space Museum in the Midwest

Where can you find the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts on public display in the world? The answer is in a most unexpected place,…

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Eisenhower’s Birthplace

This president was born in Texas but always claimed Kansas as his home. The story as well as all of this week American Countryside broadcasts…

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