Kansas photographer snaps dramatic images of re-enactors near Baldwin City

Learn more about Kansas’ heritage – including the pre-Civil War reference “Bleeding Kansas” – by checking out recent photos by photographer Michael C. Snell. Last month, the award-winning and Kansas-based travel photographer shot a re-enactment of the June 2, 1856, Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City, Kan.

Men in period clothing re-enacted the armed battle between John’s Brown’s free-state militia and Henry Clay Pate’s pro-slavery militia in an area now known as southeastern Douglas County.

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Becky BlakeBecky Blake is the Director of  Tourism Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.