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A Century old Sentry: The Cathedral of the Plains

 

Exterior of Cathedral towers

When Victoria’s St. Fidelis Catholic Church was completed in 1911, it was the largest church west of the Mississippi River. Its twin towers, rising 141-feet in the air, can be seen for miles. They have stood for a century as a testament to the people whose hard work built a place of worship worthy of the nickname “Cathedral of the Plains.

Posted on February 23, 2011 8:22PM by Karen Ridder

Railroads in Kansas

The story of Kansas cannot be told without the railroad. The iron giants that pushed their way onto the prairie are as much a part of the landscape and development of this state as the vast open ...

Posted on February 2, 2011 3:42PM by Karen Ridder

150 Things I Love About Kansas Exhibit

Kansas Centennial Items

If you thought you knew what you loved about Kansas, it’s time to take another look.The Kansas History Museum in Topeka is featuring “150 Things I Love About Kansas” as a special exhibit in conjunction with the state’s 2011 sesquicentennial celebration. The display of ordinary items (a pair of overalls made in Kansas and worn by a Kansas farmer) mixes with the extraordinary (the first known photo of a tornado from 1884) to inspire visitors to think about the variety of unique people, places and things that make Kansas a place to celebrate.

Posted on January 26, 2011 7:43PM by Karen Ridder


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