Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:12:10 GMT 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/ Kansas’ 1861 Decision Leads to Civil War http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Kansas-1861-Decision-Leads-to-Civil-War/154/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Buffalo-Soldier.jpeg'/><br/>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. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Kansas-1861-Decision-Leads-to-Civil-War/154/