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Bleeding Kansas: A Tour of the War before the War

A small two-story wooden building, a grassy meadow, a quiet park, a wooded valley between hills; these spots today are relatively unassuming and even banal at first appearance, but there was a time when these places in rural Kansas were the center of national attention. I visited several major sites…

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The Storytellers of Southeast Kansas

Names you know. Names you should know. They saved and told the stories of Kansas, America, and the world. Memories from traveling across American pioneer country by covered wagon and growing up on a farm near Independence in 1869-70 inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder to write her original novel. The…

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Three Native American Historic Sites to Explore

Kansas is the homeland of a wide variety of native American tribes. For thousands of years, native tribes lived across the vast prairies passing down their traditions to each successive generation. Tribes such as the Pawnee, Osage, Kaw, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita are just a few of the…

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in Wichita

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Wichita! Hispanic and Latino traditions and culture are an integral part of the fabric of Kansas, with legacies that endure through generations. When you visit the state, you will find fiestas, Latino art festivals and celebrations of Hispanic food, drink and music…

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Coast through History: The 4 Byways of Eastern Kansas

"Topography formed by glaciers, roads lined with limestone, and routes paved with vibrant stories define these bucket-list trips." 63 MILES TOWNS: LEAVENWORTH, ATCHISON, Highland, Troy, White Cloud "Rolling hills, rock-strewn valleys, and fertile farmland created by receding glaciers pair with a…

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