In July of 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated funds for the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri. This was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a President. Find out more about George Washington Carver, once called the Black Leonardo.
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August 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok is murdered in a Deadwood Saloon. Read Wild Bill Hickok & the Deadman’s Hand.
On August 20, 1871, one of the largest gunfights to ever take place in the American West was fought in Newton, Kansas. Known as the Hyde Park Gunfight or the Newton Massacre, the shootout claimed more lives than many more famous gunfights. Read about the Hyde Park Gunfight in Newton, Kansas.
A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribes’ tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides. See our Native American Totem Animals & Their Meanings.
On August 25, 1863, just four days after the Lawrence Massacre, General Thomas Ewing issued his famous “General Order No. 11″. Meant to deny food and shelter to Confederate Guerillas, the order forced the relocation of Missourians in 4 counties. Ewing’s purpose backfired. Read about General Order No. 11.
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Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral-bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 216 page, paperback format.
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Shipley Hollow has been synonymously known as Pitty Pat Hollow for almost one hundred fifty-five years. Many colorful stories have come out of that part of Sale Creek – some true and some probably not so true. Two truths exist: (1) many people believe that they had an experience with some type of mysterious creature there, and (2) people who lived in that area long ago were afraid to venture along the road after dark. Curtis N. Coulter brings us the legend of Pitty Pat Hollow.
Enjoying a burger at the B-Hive while traveling through Colby, Ks.
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