Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Bleeding Kansas Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:53:42 GMT The Osawatomie Experience: a historic day-trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/170-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> Osawatomie is a great little Kansas day-trip full of history from a time when the state was new and people were passionate about their political positions. The town was a pivotal spot during the Bleeding Kansas fight for freedom. It stakes claim to being the place Kansans were first called "Jayhawkers" and is where the Kansas Republican party was founded. BUT, it is perhaps best known for its relation to the famous abolitionist, John Brown. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/26/The-Osawatomie-Experience-a-historic-day-trip/3016/ The History of Natural History: Animals with a story in Lawrence http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Museum-Pic-2.jpeg'/><br/> The Dyche Natural History Museum covers the non-human history of our state, but it is more than your normal grouping of &ldquo;dead animals.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;The stories behind the objects are just as interesting as the objects themselves. Here are a few of the tales: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ Frontier Military Byway – more than a military tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ There are so many interesting places to visit along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, you really need to plan a few days to catch it all. The byway takes you along the border area between Kansas and Missouri. It roughly follows the old military road originally built to link Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott with military installations further to the south. The area was a hotbed of activity during the Bleeding Kansas fight for statehood. Along the route you will find the site of the Marais des Cygnes massacre, a brutal attack that galvanized guerilla warfare between free-state and pro-slavery forces in territorial Kansas. Nearby Mine Creek Battlefield is the site of the only major Civil War battle fought in Kansas. This scenic byway is not all about the military though. You will find a Santa Fe Trail stop, a stately historic home, several parks and a cider mill. The drive is through a beautiful part of the state with lots of hills and trees as you head south out of Kansas City. It takes you past so many interesting stops you will surely find something to please everyone in the family. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ A Kansas player in the Civil War http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/A-Kansas-player-in-the-Civil-War/444/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/5661623251_bb602f5e40_m.jpg'/><br/> Fort Scott has a unique history that follows the growing pains of our country in the middle of the 1800s. The National Historic Site recently marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, but the history of the Army’s presence in the area stretches back to a time when the western edge of Missouri marked the division between white and Indian settlements.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/A-Kansas-player-in-the-Civil-War/444/