From the Archives

A collection of previously published articles

Pulled from the pages of past issues of KANSAS!, we're sharing articles from over 75 years.

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The President Visits Home

In this "From the Archives" article, we look back to when President Dwight Eisenhower returned to Abilene for the dedication of…

From the Archives: Opening of Wamego's Oz Museum

Featured in the 2004 Summer issue Editor's Note: Some exhibits and artifacts mentioned in this article may no longer be on display…

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From the Archives: Remembering John Steuart Curry

  • 5 minutes

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the winter of 1992 by Don Lambert. It's been lightly edited. A look back to 1992, when the Kansas Legislature took action to recognize one…

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From the Archives: Birth of the Helicopter

  • 6 minutes

Editor’s Note This article was originally featured in the winter issue of 1983 by Joan L. Istas. You can still visit America’s first patented helicopter at the High Plains Museum in Goodland. "If…

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From the Archives: Kansas Outlaws

  • 6 minutes

The Sunflower State is known for its famous lawmen—but its infamous villains are legendary as well This article was originally featured in the winter 2014 issue of the magazine. Photos are courtesy of…

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From the Archives: A Slice of Rural Life

  • 6 minutes

The Kansas Sampler Festival, the annual two-day gathering hosted by the Penner family on their farm near Inman, has grown beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. This article was originally featured in…

History & Heritage

Discovering Lewis and Clark

  • 8 minutes

Editor's note: This article was originally featured in the winter issue of 2003. Quotes and descriptions were pulled from journal entries. We camped in one of the most beautiful plains I ever saw…