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Summer 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
SUMMER 1988A MUSEUM IN BLOOM
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, is fast becoming a regional horticultural center.

FAIR OF CHAMPIONS
Harness racing is the highlight of the annual Rooks County Free Fair.

FLUSH PICNIC
People are the real attraction at this mid-July annual get-together-now in its 57th year.

PRAIRIEFEST
Hutchinson offers an Independence Day weekend spectacular full of fireworks, frolic and fun.

LITTLE WORLD'S FAIR
Kismet will celebrate its 70th Labor Day gala this year.

CELEBRATING WHEAT
Sumner County celebrates the end of the wheat harvest with its annual Wheat Festival in Wellington in July.

COTTONWOOD FALLS DAY
Residents set aside a Saturday in July to revive the sweet nostalgia of a lazy, summer Saturday.

DISCOVERING APES . . . FACE TO FACE
The Gorilla Encounter at the Topeka Zoo turns visitors into the exhibit in an exciting role reversal.

A QUIET RETREAT
Hillsdale Lake offers an ideal habitat for birds, fish, game and people who enjoy their company.

CHAMPIONS ALL!
Winfield is the site for a softball tournament for very special Kansas athletes.

FLYING HIGH
Sam Bailey of Pratt constructed his own KR-1 airplane fulfilling a lifelong dream.

SANTA FE TRAIL: A TRIBUTE
Fort Larned National Historic Site and the Santa Fe Trail Center combine to recognize the significance of America's historic highway, the Santa Fe Trail.

TOMATOES BY WALT
Walt Mintener raises hydroponic tomatoes to the delight of his rural Tribune neighbors.

Volume 43, issue 2
Andrea Glenn, editor
On the Cover: wheat piles up outside the Lenora grain elevator by Daniel Dancer