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KANSAS! Magazine
1020 S. Kansas
Topeka, Kansas 66612 


2000-1996 KANSAS Past Issues

Spring 1996 KANSAS

Yesterday's Highway There is still plenty to do along Kansas' first highway-The Santa Fe Trail. By Nancy Muenker, photos by David Muenker The Westward Trail In this excerpt from one of Emporia author Don Coldsmith's historical novels, an early trading expedition follows an ancient westward trail. By Don Coldsmith, watercolor by Dixie Dove ... more

Summer 1996 KANSAS

All Aboard in Abilene The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association's new excursion train proudly revives railroad history in Dickinson County. By Jaurene Lauppe Chapman's Windmill Inn Deb and Tim Sanders offer gourmet dining-with a few very unusual entrees-in the restored farmhouse built by Deb's grandfather in 1917. Windmill Inn Apple ... more

Fall 1996 KANSAS

Our Natural Wonder Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is fast becoming one of the most important wetlands for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl in North America. By John Rakestraw, photos by Bob Gress A Road Less Traveled Wabaunsee County's Skyline Mill Creek Scenic Drive offers a "top-of-the-world" view of the Flint Hils and ... more

Winter 1996 KANSAS

A Family Affair Beautiful works of glass are created when Doug and Bo Sheafor family of Topeka gathers. By Ron Welch, photos by Nathan Ham Our Cultural Bounty With at least 700 desginated and registered outdoor sculptures, Kansas has significantly more than any other neighboring state. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Michael Snell Christmas ... more

Spring 1997 KANSAS

Flying High in Atchison Amelia Earhart's hometown celebrates her 100th birthday in 1997. By Joanne M. Sheehan Reliving the Wild West The legendary Chisholm Trail, which carried three million longhorn cattle north to railheads, marks its 130th anniversary this year. By Cecilia Harris, photos by Aneal Vohra Kechi, the Antique Capital of ... more

Sumeer 1997 KANSAS

Where the West Began As tourist discover the magic of the flint Hills, things are changing in Cottonwood falls. By Bill Sheldon The Historic Clover Cliff Ranch Spend a night or two--or your next vacation--in the heart of the Flint Hills. By Ron Welch The Legend Lives On Mystery surrounds the Meade hideout used by the infamous Dalton ... more

Fall 1997 KANSAS

Fall in Rural Butler County Find artworks, antiques, museums and hospitality in Augusta, Leon Beaumont and nearby communities. Recipe from the Summit House and Country Inn included in article. By Barbara L. Delhotel, Annette Wood, Cecilia Harris, photos by David Wood & Aneal Vohra In Praise of Peace With its own cast of thousands, ... more

Winter 1997 KANSAS

New Space for the Place The Kansas Cosmosphere and Spcare Center in Hutchinson lifts off for the 21st century. By Annette Wood, photos by Del Ruff Fit for A King The Woodward add a touch of Old England to the capital city. By Mary Ann Clifft, photos by Thad Allton The Fire, The Spiritkeeper and the Warrior Longtime KANSAS! ... more

Spring 1998 KANSAS

Taking the Natural Approach The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens preserves the area's environment for generations to come. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Craig Thompson Celebrating Kansas Grassroots Art Look to Lucas to discover the best in 20th century Kansas grassroots art. By Cheryl Musch, photos by John Blumb ... more

Summer 1998 KANSAS

The Cathedral of the Plains Victoria's imposing St. Fidelis Chruch beckons western Kansas travelers. By Sherry Polcyn, photos by Michael Snell All Aboard for Osage City Osage City greets Topeka Railroad days excursion train passengers with a celebration of its own. By Bill Stephens Andover's Fan-tastic Museum The American Fan ... more

Fall 1998 KANSAS

Finding Fall Color The weather's perfect.. the lanscape is rich with color... it's time to get on the road to see Kansas. By Rex Bucanan & Jim McCauley Reaching for the Stars The sky is never the limit at the nationally recognized Powell Observatory near Louisburg. By Bill Sheldon Art in Motion Belleville's new Boyer Gallery is a ... more

Winter 1998 KANSAS

Pittsburg's Treasures Visit Pittsburg in December. Enjoy afternoon tea at the remarkably restored Hotel Stillwell and stay to see the city's spectacular holiday light display. By Marti Attoun, photos by Michael Snell The Christmas Lights of Southeast Kansas Pittsburg's annual Winterfest of Lights adds its own special brightness to the ... more

Spring 1999 KANSAS

A Work of Art Kansas State University's Mairianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is a work of art itself. By Judith Galas A Community Passion The Great Plains Passion Play is performed on a grnd scale each May in Stafford County. By Jeanette Steinert Born on the Wind Visitors are always welcome at harry Rose Jr.'s Girard windmill ... more

Summer 1999 KANSAS

The Good Life Lives A 1950's ranch house is the centerpiece in the Johnson County Museum of History's focus on the history of suburbia. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Gerard Attoun Fossil Paradise The chalk beds of Western Kansas add interest to the landscape and harbour some of the best Cretaceous fossils in the world. By Rex Buchanan ... more

Fall 1999 KANSAS

The Bridges of Cowley County Fifteen historic bridges are the highlight of an annual fall tour in Cowley County. By Jeanette Steinert, Photos by Roy Steinert Fall on the Prairie Prairie expert David Dvorak Jr. explores the wonders of fall-blooming prairie grasses and wildflowers. Focusing on Fossils Life-size, robotic dinosaurs and the ... more

Winter 1999 KANSAS

Flying High in Wichita The Kansas Aviation Museum chronicles the evolution of flight in Kansas. By Fred Solis Trail of Lights An elaborate citywide display creates holiday magic in Great Bend. By Sally M. Snell, Photos by Michael Snell Linking with Lincoln Lincoln celebrates its ties to the 16th president with an annual Re-enactment ... more

Spring 2000 KANSAS

A Gardener's Paradise Arnold's Greenhouse in LeRoy offers one the largest covered plant-shopping area in America. By Marti Attoun Anchor of the Smoky Hill Route Monuments in a cemetary are all that remain of Fort Wallace-Once a major military presence on the plains. By L.R. Pyle Preserving Our Natural Heritage The Nature Conservancy ... more

Summer 2000 KANSAS

It's Fiesta Time! Colorful cultural festivals all across Kansas celebrate the values and traditions of Hispanic heritage. By Katherine Dinsdale There's Magic in the Air Exploration Place-Wichita's long-awaited state-of-the-art creative learning center-opens to rave reviews. Photos by Fred Solis The Real Thing Ready for a real-life ... more

Fall 2000 KANSAS

Paradise Found Rare and endangered animals live safely at Salina's new Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David Clouston Tuning Into the Prairie Well-known television journalist Bill Kurtis broadcasts the beauty of his home state. By Marti Attoun Where Freedom Rings A wheat-straw replica of ... more

Winter 2000 KANSAS

The Twelve Villages of Christmas Washington County pulls together for an old-fashioned holiday celebration. By Ann Parr, photos by Dale Cole Lost Your Marbles? Come find them and a whole lot more -at Moon Marble in Bonner Springs By Cindy Higgins An American Original Great Bend celebrates its connection with eraly African-American ... more