Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - history Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:44 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 when I discovered the full name of ... 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/ 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 ... 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 quirky In 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 ... 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/