Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - history Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:48 GMT The Underdog on Horses carries the day at Mine Creek http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/The-Underdog-on-Horses-carries-the-day-at-Mine-Creek/3017/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/133-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> When you visit&nbsp;Mine Creek Battlefield&nbsp;on a quiet day, you can almost see them there: 7,000 Confederate soldiers charging across a battlefield on horseback towards two highly outnumbered Union brigades cresting the hill. The Union forces freeze in their tracks against the odds, but are destined to carry the day.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/The-Underdog-on-Horses-carries-the-day-at-Mine-Creek/3017/ Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Underground-picture.jpeg'/><br/> An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/25/Going-Down-A-Trip-Underground-in-Ellinwood/2684/ A Kansas Connection to Desegregation: Brown Vs. Board of Education National Historic Site http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/A-Kansas-Connection-to-Desegregation-Brown-Vs-Board-of-Education-National-Historic-Site/1765/ When I was a kid, I remember learning about the Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation case in school. It seemed like such an important part of our history, but&nbsp;when I discovered the full ... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/28/A-Kansas-Connection-to-Desegregation-Brown-Vs-Board-of-Education-National-Historic-Site/1765/ A Flair for Celebrating History: Medicine Lodge http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/28/A-Flair-for-Celebrating-History-Medicine-Lodge/1164/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6191647799_2478bc6588_b.jpg'/><br/>Medicine Lodge celebrates Kansas history with a spectacular flair. Of course, since it is hometown to the flamboyant and tempestuous Carry A. Nation, it might not be surprising that the town knows how to get a point across. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/28/A-Flair-for-Celebrating-History-Medicine-Lodge/1164/ Reader's Poll: What’s your favorite kind of Kansas attraction? http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Reader-s-Poll-What-s-your-favorite-kind-of-Kansas-attraction-/994/ Our entertaining and educational venues range from classic to quirkyIn Kansas you’ll find the kind of fun that keeps people coming back to explore for more. What’s your all-time favorite?If you crave ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Reader-s-Poll-What-s-your-favorite-kind-of-Kansas-attraction-/994/