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Spring 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Spring 1986THOSE PECULIAR PELICANS
April and May are the best months to go pelican watching in Kansas.

BEHOLD BIG BRUTUS
Retired in 1974 from active duty, this 16-story coal shovel near West Mineral has been reopened as a museum.

ETES VOUS PRETS? PARTEZ!
The French words for "Are You Ready? Row" are called out to rowing crews before each race. Kansas is active in the sport of crewing.

AUTOMOBILES BUILT TO LAST
Harold Hanson of Wichita turned his passion for antique and classic cars into a successful automobile restoration business.

KAREN PATTON-PORTRAIT ARTIST
Wichita artist Karen Patton works almost exclusively with commissioned portraits. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole is among her recent subjects.

INDEPENDENCE HONORS WILLIAM INGE
The annual William Inge Festival in Independence is a tribute to this noted hometown playwright who once said "Big people come out of small towns."

ROGER BROWN'S TROPICAL PARADISE
Growing orchids has been the hobby of Arkansas City banker Roger Brown for the past 15 years.

WAR WINGS OF YESTERDAY
Topeka's Combat Air Museum, housed in two hangars on the old Forbes Air Force base, now known as Forbes Field, illustrates the progress of military aircraft through this century.

WICHITA'S SKINNER-LEE MUSEUM
Original in almost every detail, the Wichita Victorian Society's Skinner-Lee Museum offers a rare chance to view authentic furnishings of the Victorian era.

MARYSVILLE-BLACK SQUIRREL CITY
Black squirrels, which account for about one-fifth of Marysville's squirrel population, have been designated the official town mascot.

THE FARM THAT PRIDE BUILT
Students in six diverse agriculture career programs at Colby Community College combine classroom work with applied technology on the college's "farm."

GYP HILLS GOLD
Gold Bond Products, Inc., mines gypsum from the red bluffs of Barber County to manufacture into wallboard, the plant's main product.

Easter "EGG"stravaganza Recipes
Vegie-Egg Salad in Pita Pockets
Creamy Egg Chowder
Tasty Vegie Dip

Volume 41, Issue 1
Andrea Glenn, editor
On the cover: Crocus by Gerald Weins
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