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Savor the State’s Story in Beautiful “My Kansas” Book

I’m pleased to announce the publication of  “My Kansas: A Photographic Journey Across the Sunflower State,” a vibrant, image-filled hardbound book honoring the state’s 150-year heritage. Every page in this coffee-table book features a dramatic look at the unique people and places of Kansas – and illustrates why the state is a wonderful place to explore in depth.

Posted on April 25, 2011 3:44PM by Becky Blake

Found on the Web: Turkey Trickster, Happy Hunter

Spring turkey season in Kansas opened earlier this month – and some hunters are already calling in the toms. Check out this video by “Kansas Hunter,” who filmed his solo turkey hunt on opening day and called it “Flying Feathers.” Then make some hunting memories of your own by buying a Spring Turkey Permit/Game Tag combo. The season ends May 31.

Posted on April 18, 2011 1:45PM by Becky Blake

Community Spotlight: Emporia

Granada Theatre MarkeeLocated in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the Emporia Granada Theatre – restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the William Allen White House State Historic Site and Lyon County Historical Museum

Posted on March 21, 2011 7:12PM by Becky Blake

Kansas Spotlight: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Learn about the treasures waiting for you at the 10,894-acre preserve of tallgrass prairie near Strong City.Named one of the top places in America to visit by National Geographic, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects a rare portion of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem that once covered 140 million acres of North America. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities at the preserve, including:

Posted on March 7, 2011 8:50PM by Becky Blake

Kansas Events: Aggieville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate all things Irish at the 33rd Annual Aggieville St. Patrick’s Parade and Road Races in Manhattan. This year’s “ShamROCK!” event starts with a special breakfast, followed by a 2-mile fun run/walk, 10K road race and afternoon parade. Also enjoy door prizes, noon-time barbecue in Triangle Park, and dinner and drinks in Aggieville’s restaurants and pubs.

Posted on February 28, 2011 4:13PM by Becky Blake

Kansas’ 1861 Decision Leads to Civil War

In recognition of this year’s 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, I wanted to share the pivotal role Kansas played in its history. Most Americans don’t realize that Kansas’ decision to enter the Union as a “free” state on January 29, 1861, ignited the passion and fury of a country divided over slavery. Just a few months later, on April 12, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C.

Posted on February 21, 2011 10:51PM by Becky Blake

Highlighting our Home State

Discover a range of landscapes and natural wonders in Kansas – and many hidden gems just waiting for your admiration. Love waterfalls or windmills? We’ve got ’em. Historic campgrounds? Check. Rodeos ...

Posted on February 14, 2011 8:16PM by Becky Blake


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