Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Bleeding Kansas Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:48:29 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 ... 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/ Celebrate Lawrence’s Civil-War role in freedom http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/ Activities commemorate the anti-slavery history of this Kansas communityFrom 1854 to 1861 – years before shots rang out at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, starting the Civil War – Kansas Territory ... Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/ Found on the Web: Photos reflect Kansas’ 1856 Battle of Black Jack http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Found-on-the-Web-Photos-reflect-Kansas-1856-Battle-of-Black-Jack/781/ Kansas photographer snaps dramatic images of re-enactors near Baldwin CityLearn 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. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/18/Found-on-the-Web-Photos-reflect-Kansas-1856-Battle-of-Black-Jack/781/ A Kansas player in the Civil War http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/A-Kansas-player-in-the-Civil-War/444/ 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/ Kansas’ 1861 Decision Leads to Civil War http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Kansas-1861-Decision-Leads-to-Civil-War/154/ 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.Long before the war began, “Bleeding Kansas” had etched its struggles into the souls of a nation. Today, the battlefields, massacres, burnings and all-out border wars in 29 counties in eastern Kansas and 12 counties in western Missouri are designated the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. From the Underground Railroad to the Lecompton Constitution, the FFNHA showcases the region’s contributions to the struggle for equality and provides a rich learning experience for people of all ages. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Kansas-1861-Decision-Leads-to-Civil-War/154/