The history of northwest Kansas is rich with significance and in July, it will be on full display, as the Fort Wallace Memorial Association hosts a four-day event highlighting the history of the Plains Indian Wars and settlement of the region – an event that is expected to draw as many as 500 historians.Read more
The question has been posed a few times recently, so perhaps a dedicated post to answer is in order.Read more
Much hot air has been expelled, ink spilled, and bytes blown over the subject of climate change. There seems to be no end to the debate in sight and the issue of anthropogenic climate change remains uncertain in the minds of many.Read more
Notorious Kansas Bank Heists: Gunslingers to Gangsters by Rod Beemer brings to light the true history of bank robberies that plagued Kansas from the Civil War to World War II. This captivating story unfolds as the result of extensive research documented in thorough endnotes. Woven throughout the engaging narrative are excerpts taken from contemporary newspaper articles and witness accounts of the times.Read more
This example was on display at the Trego County Historical Society Museum in Wakeeny, KS. The museum has six or seven of them and they are between five and six feet in length, forged from iron rod about one inch in diameter.Read more
Unfortunately, this quote cannot be fully attributed to Parker. However, her wit was not lacking.
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”Read more
Statement in question:
“Col. Nelson A. Miles established this new post [Fort Keogh] on September 11, at the confluence of the Little Bighorn and Yellowstone Rivers.”Read more
“I do not so much write a book as sit up with it as with a dying friend. During visiting hours, I enter its room with dread and sympathy for its many disorders. I hold its hand and hope it will get better.”Read more
While researching for an article on George Armstrong Custer, I ran across this mention of the eye examination the cadets had to pass if they wanted to attend the West Point Military Academy.
“Visual acuity was tested by having the aspirant tell whether a dime, held up fourteen feet away, was ‘heads’ or ‘tails.”Read more
Runners have always irritated me because I’ve never been a runner and cannot believe that some people actually like to run. I’ve always suspected there’s a running gene missing in my genetic code.
However, stories of long distance runners do interest me – probably out of envy.Read more