Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Kansas history Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:28:52 GMT Pony Express Rides.. again and again http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Pony-Express-Rides-again-and-again/2225/ The information highway got its start the hard way through Northeast Kansas.While Missouri’s St Joseph gets the credit as the jumping off point of for the Pony Express, the real adventure started in Kansas. The town of Elwood marks the spot where rough and ready Pony Express riders took on the first leg of a 1900-mile journey through eight states. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/26/Pony-Express-Rides-again-and-again/2225/ Vast Vista's Greet you on the Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Vast-Vista-s-Greet-you-on-the-Byway/543/ Vast is the word that strikes a traveler on the&nbsp;Western Vistas Historic Byway.&nbsp;It is very nearly the only way to describe the open plains that greet you along this 102-mile road in the furthest stretches of western Kansas. A mix of natural archeological, architectural, cultural and historic sites line this first historic byway in the state providing enough variety to guarantee each traveler a unique reward. Wed, 25 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Vast-Vista-s-Greet-you-on-the-Byway/543/ 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/ Sea Monsters in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Sea-Monsters-in-Kansas/139/ &nbsp; The story told at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, proves the flatlands of Western Kansas were once one of the most exciting places on earth. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/16/Sea-Monsters-in-Kansas/139/ Railroads in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Railroads-in-Kansas/64/ 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 lands that drew immigrants here for new opportunities. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/2/Railroads-in-Kansas/64/ 150 Things I Love About Kansas Exhibit http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/26/150-Things-I-Love-About-Kansas-Exhibit/1/ 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. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/26/150-Things-I-Love-About-Kansas-Exhibit/1/