HISTORY & HERITAGE

We take pride in our state's history and heritage. From the native tribes who resided on this land for centuries to the innovative pioneers who lead the way and everything in between.

History & Heritage

Civil War Commemorations

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Kansas marks 160 years since the beginning of the deadly conflict One hundred and sixty years ago, the war between Northern and Southern states erupted and overshadowed what was already the…

History & Heritage

Editor's Note: In Search of Elizabeth Polly

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“Have you heard the story about...,” is usually how it all begins. A remarkable (often unbelievable) tale that’s passed down through the generations, told around the glow of a crackling campfire to…

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Follow the Signs

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Traveler viewing the Cimarron National Grassland from Point of Rocks In 1863, a 62-year-old Italian immigrant named Giovanni de Agostini (or João Maria D’Agostini), also known as Father Francesco…

History & Heritage

High School in the Heartland

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Topeka High School Colors: Black & Gold | Mascot: Trojans This year marks Topeka High School’s 150th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of its famous gothic-style structure, which is on the…

History & Heritage

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Amelia Earhart

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Regaled as the “Queen of the Air” during her lifetime and celebrated to this day as Kansas’ most famous pilot, Amelia Earhart will always be remembered for her career as an aviation pioneer. But the…

History & Heritage

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Jessie E. Woods

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Jessie E. Woods was born in 1909 on her family’s Stafford County farm near Seward and, upon her death in 2001, buried only a short drive away, in Stafford County’s Fairview Cemetery, near the graves…

We are Kansas

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Erin Brockovich

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In a 2013 speech to the San Gabriel Water Valley Forum, Erin Brockovich said that while growing up in the Sunflower State, her mother and father taught her “the greatest gifts we have are our family…

History & Heritage

Battle of the Breakfast | Pancake Day in Liberal

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The tradition of Liberal’s annual pancake celebration actually started across the Atlantic, in the town of Olney, England, over 500 years ago. Legend has it that in 1445, a woman in Olney was…

History & Heritage

Holiday Trees on Display

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(Note: Display will be limited this year (2020) for distancing requirements due to COVID-19) Believed to be the Midwest’s largest indoor annual Christmas tree display, the collection of 170 unusual…

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