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Kansas History 55m
Laura M. Johns and her husband James both espoused ideas of industrial, political, and social equality for women. They moved to Salina in the 1880s. She fought for the cause of women's suffrage, and finally in 1887 the Kansas legislature passed municipal suffrage.
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Kansas History 16h
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Kansas History 20h
Inspiration for early settlers to come Kansas varied, but for Isaac Goodnow he made the decision to head west after hearing an antislavery lecture in Rhode Island. He located in the present day Manhattan, which became a rapidly growing free state community.
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Kansas History 24h
Jacque Pregont will share with us about Amelia Earhart at this month’s Kaw Mission Councils program. Join us at 2 p.m. today at Kaw Mission! There is a suggested donation of $3. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Kaw Heritage.
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Kansas History Oct 19
This year’s fall program at Pawnee Indian Mission will feature Duane Gile speaking on the Fort Riley to Fort Kearney road. Come learn from his extensive research tomorrow at 2 p.m.! Donations accepted.
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Kansas History Oct 19
Happy Birthday to Kansas’s 24th Governor Clyde M. Reed, who was born in 1871! Among Reed’s accomplishments, he was responsible for the establishment of a new highway commission and an income tax amendment.
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Kansas History Oct 19
Martin Franklin Conway became the first U.S. Congressman to represent Kansas when he was elected in 1859. He first came to Kansas in 1854, as a Douglas Democrat and special correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.
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Kansas History Oct 18
No Kaffir Corn Carnival Baby Court would be complete without the child Kaffir Corn “Fairy Queen” herself posed along with her Baby Court! The honors went to these lucky ladies in 1926.
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Kansas History Oct 18
James Barney Marsh started his own company in 1896 called the Marsh Bridge Company, or as it was later called, the Marsh Engineering Company. The Marsh Bridge Company designed 76 bridges in Kansas between 1917 and 1940.
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Kansas History Oct 18
The 1860s brought the growing number of travelers and settlers westward. While travelers and settlers generally had peaceful relations with the tribes, there were still periods of tension and violence throughout the decade.
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Kansas History Oct 18
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Kansas History Oct 17
6pm#onthisday in 1866 the first cornerstone of the capitol was placed in the east wing.
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Kansas History Oct 17
Our this week features the 2011 at the Coffey site in Pottawatomie County. The Coffey site is an important site from 2, 000 to 8,000 years ago situated on the banks of the Big Blue River north of Manhattan.
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Kansas History Oct 17
The Kansas State Records Board meeting will be held today at 8:30 a.m. in the executive conference room, at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
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Kansas History Oct 16
Happy National Fossil Day! Fascinated by fossils? We have buttons that showcase the Kansas state fossils and so much more! Our buttons are designed by the Topeka based Meadowlark Graphics, a family-owned graphic design and pinback business.
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Kansas History Oct 16
We’re hiring! Check out the exciting opportunities available now at the Kansas Historical Society here:
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Kansas History Oct 16
Lunch time is the best time.
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Kansas History Oct 16
Constitution Hall was one of the busiest and most important buildings in the Kansas Territory. Thousands of settlers and speculators filed claims on the first-floor land office. Visit Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton today!
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Kansas History Oct 15
The year 1912 was a banner year for Kansas women: they claimed the right to vote after a decades-long fight. On November 1, a brand-new exhibit opens in the state archives lobby about the one of these women, Martha Farnsworth.
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Kansas History Oct 15
This year’s fall program at Pawnee Indian Mission will feature Duane Gile speaking on the Fort Riley to Fort Kearney road. Come learn from his extensive research this Sunday at 2 p.m.! Donations accepted.
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