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Kansas Sports Museum Tells Stories through Memorabilia

The great track star Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a fire that burned the young boy’s legs so badly they almost were amputated.  Told he wouldn’t walk again, the seven-year-old endured a year of incredible pain exercising until he could stand on his own, then walk, and finally run. The Elkhart, Kan. native kept running, setting world records in the mile and 800 meters and winning a silver medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This and other inspiring stories about our state’s outstanding athletes, as well as an amazing display of original sports memorabilia, can be found at the Kansas Sports Museum in Newton.

Posted on February 2, 2012 10:41AM by Cecilia Harris

Kansas Spotlight: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Learn about the treasures waiting for you at the 10,894-acre preserve of tallgrass prairie near Strong City.Named one of the top places in America to visit by National Geographic, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects a rare portion of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem that once covered 140 million acres of North America. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities at the preserve, including:

Posted on March 7, 2011 8:50PM by Becky Blake


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