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Kansas Articles:

 

Abilene - Queen of the Kansas Cowtowns

Bat Masterson - King of the Gunplayers

Baxter Springs - 1st Kansas Cowtown

The Battle of Beecher Island

Bleeding Kansas & the Missouri Border War

The Bloody Benders of Labette County

Brookville - Another Crazy Cowtown

Buffalo Bill Cody - Trapper, Trader and American Frontiersman

Caldwell, Kansas - The Wicked Border Queen

Corps of Discovery - The Lewis & Clark Expedition

The Deadly Daltons

Dodge City - A Wicked Little Town

Dodge City Newspaper Accounts

The Beginnings of Dodge City

Hell-Raising Dodge

Populating Boot Hill

Elk Falls - World's Largest Living Ghost Town

Ellsworth - Another Wicked Kansas Cowtown

Empire City - A Living Ghost Town

Forgotten LeHunt

Fort Dodge - History & Hauntings

Fort Harker - Protecting the Kansas Trails

Fort Larned - Guarding the Santa Fe Trail

Galena - A Lead Mining Maven

Ghost Towns of Kansas

Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Ghostly Theorosa Bridge in Valley Center

Hamilton Butler Bell - Transforming Wicked Dodge City

Haunted Atchison

Heroines of the Plains

Hide Park Gunfight/Newton Massacre

Hollenberg Pony Express

Historic Leavenworth

James H. Lane - Grim Leader in the Free-State Fight

John Brown - Crusading Against Slavery

Kansas Cowtowns - Lawlessness on the Prairie

Kansas Destinations

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Lawrence - From Ashes to Immortality

Lawrence Massacre

The Sacking of Lawrence

The Haunted Eldridge Hotel

Leavenworth -  First City in Kansas

Long Branch Saloon, Dodge City

Long Branch Saloon Shootout

Luke Short - A Dandy Gunfighter

Monument Rocks - Pyramids of the Plains

Mysterious Dave Mather - Lawman or Outlaw?

Nicodemus - A Black Pioneer Town

Tom Nixon - Buffalo Hunter & Lawman

Oregon Trail - Pathway to the West

The Pawnee Indians - Farmers on the Plains

Pony Express - Fasted Mail Across the West

Pony Express Stations

Riders of the Pony Express

Quirky Kansas - Curiosities & Roadside Attractions

The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas

The Nation's Largest Sunflower

Riverton - Route 66 Tiny Town

Route 66 through Kansas

Kansas Route 66 Slide Show

Sacking of Lawrence

Santa Fe Trail - Highway to the Southwest

Indian Attacks at Pawnee Rock

Nine Mile Ridge Massacre

Tales of the Santa Fe Trail

Smoky Hill Trail - Heading for Gold

A Journey to Denver via the Butterfield Overland Dispatch

The Stevens County War -- The Bloodiest County Seat War of the West

Surprisingly "Not Flat"

Talbot Cowboys Shootout

Tips For Travelers In The Midwest

Thomas "Bear River” Smith - Marshalling Abilene

Treasure Hunting on the Kansas Prairie

Treasure Hunting and Prospecting Clubs

Ulysses - Born Twice and Still Kickin!

Wakarusa War

White Cloud - Not Quite Ghostly

Writing Credits

Wyatt Earp - Frontier Lawman of the American West

You Know You're In Kansas When ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboys at water tank in Dodge City, Kansas.

Cowboys at water tank in Dodge City, Kansas.

 

Welcome to Legends of "Ahs!"

While some may say that Kansas is "flat as a pancake," and maybe some parts of it are, it's also just "flat great!"

Interestingly, Kansas has six designated scenic byways, three of them named for the hills in which they are located: Flint Hills, Glacial Hills and Gypsum Hills.

To truly see and appreciate the state, one must venture off of I-70 and meander down a few back roads where they might see some interesting geographical features in places called Castle Rock and Twin Butte in Western Kansas. Or, in northeast Kansas, one can almost taste the adventure in old riverfront cities such as Atchison and White Cloud.

"Bleeding Kansas," as the state was once referred to, is  rich in history, with such characters as the lawless John Brown during the Civil War; lawman Wyatt Earp in Dodge City; and the Dalton Gang, who wrecked havoc on the state and were finally shot and killed in Coffeyville.

 

This is a just a little of what the state has to offer.  You will also find great people in the State of Kansas!  Enjoy your travels in Kansas and welcome to the Legends Of "Ahs!"

 

Kathy R. Weiser
Editor

 

P.S.  I can say Kansas is flat (at least in some places), because I grew up there.

 

 

Monument Rocks, Kansas

Monument Rocks, Kathy Weiser, April, 2009.

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Kansas FlagKansas State Flag - On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the word "Kansas." In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties." On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagon train heading west and Native Americans hunting bison.

 

Dodge City Front Street and Boot Hill Museum

Dodge City Front Street and Boot Hill Museum Kathy Weiser, September, 2009.

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Also See: Legends of Kansas, where the history of the Sunflower State is explored in depth.

 

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