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History of Kansas, USA

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At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.

The first black woman to win an Academy Award was Kansan Hattie McDaniel. She won the award for her role in "Gone with the Wind."

Kansas has the largest population of wild grouse in North America. The grouse is commonly called the prairie chicken.

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  • 1803 - U.S. acquired most of Kansas from France in the Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

  • 1830s - Settlers arrived in Kansas by the thousands

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

  • (1855-1859) The Kansas-Nebraska Act caused bloody fighting over slavery; Kansas was called "Bloody Kansas."

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

  • News 1857 - An Anti-Vegitarian Virgin
    One of our north country-pitmen, who had turned vegetarian, went a courting to a pluncky lass in the colliery village; and 'popped the question!'...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - First railroad reached Kansas

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

  • 1861 - January 29 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 29, 1861

  • News 1863 - Timely Advice
    The growth of intemperance in Kansas can but be viewed, with concern by all who have the future welfare of the State in view. The evil of...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - The Kansas Legistlature, on the 19th, indefinitely postponed the resolution allowing negroes to vote. A concurrent resolution asking Senator Ross to resign was laid over.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869

  • News 1870 - Coal mines are now being worked in seven counties of Kansas.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 22, 1870

  • News 1876 - Business Maxims
    1. After the feast the giver shakes his head.

    2. The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

    3. Creditors have excellent memories.

    4. Caution...Read MORE...


  • 1876 - May 18 – Wyatt Earp starts work in Dodge City, Kansas, serving under Marshal Larry Deger.

    May 18, 1876

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    Kansas State Savings Bank
  • News 1881 - February 19 – Kansas becomes the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 19, 1881

  • January 13, 1886 - A great blizzard struck the state of Kansas without warning. The storm claimed 50 to 100 lives, and eighty percent of the cattle in the state.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1888 - Governor Martin, of Kansas, authorized the statement on the 23d that great distress prevailed in the extreme southwestern part of the State, owing to the failure of the crops last year and the rigor of the winter.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • News 1892 - October 5 - The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives, to spend 14 years in prison.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 5, 1892

  • 1895 - Kansas
    Kansas, kan'zas, a state of the American Union, bounded N. by Nebraska, E. by Missouri, S. by Indian Territory, and W. by Colorado. Its northern line ...Read MORE...


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Kansas, USA
    Soldier's Monument, Baxter Springs, Kan.
    Postcard
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    Kansas Ave., looking South from Fifth Street, Topeka, Kans.
    Postcard
  • February 13, 1905 - Morning lows of -29 degrees at Pond AR, -40 degrees at Lebanon KS, and -40 degrees at Warsaw MO established all-time records for those three states

    The Weather Channel

  • News 1909 - ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO. BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.
    Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora, a little town south of here, it developed that four...Read MORE...


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    Christian Church, Fredonia, Kansas
    Postcard
  • 1915 - HAVOC WROUGHT IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS BY HIGH WINDS AND LIGHTNING. Heavy Fall of Rain Turns Many Streams Into Raging Torrents - Homes Demolished and Bridges Washed Out.
    Kansas City, Mo. - Nineteen deaths and many persons injured was the result of the terrific windstorm in Missouri and Kansas on Friday.

    A list of...Read MORE...


  • News 1918 - January – 1918 flu pandemic: "Spanish 'flu" (influenza) first observed in Haskell County, Kansas.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1918

  • News 1918 - May 20 – The small town of Codell, Kansas, is hit for the third year in a row on the same date by a tornado.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 20, 1918

  • 1930s - Severe dust storms destroyed acres and acres of crops (Kansas)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

  • 1951 - Floods struck the state causing wide-spread damage

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm



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Kansas State Savings Bank

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Soldier's Monument, Baxter Springs, Kan.
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Kansas Ave., looking South from Fifth Street, Topeka, Kans.
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Christian Church, Fredonia, Kansas
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History and News of Kansas, USA

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  • 1803 - U.S. acquired most of Kansas from France in the Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm
  • 1830s - Settlers arrived in Kansas by the thousands

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm
  • (1855-1859) The Kansas-Nebraska Act caused bloody fighting over slavery; Kansas was called "Bloody Kansas."

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm
  • News  1857 - An Anti-Vegitarian Virgin
    One of our north country-pitmen, who had turned vegetarian, went a courting to a pluncky lass in the colliery village; and 'popped the question!'... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - First railroad reached Kansas

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm
  • 1861 - January 29 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 29, 1861
  • News  1863 - Timely Advice
    The growth of intemperance in Kansas can but be viewed, with concern by all who have the future welfare of the State in view. The evil of... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - The Kansas Legistlature, on the 19th, indefinitely postponed the resolution allowing negroes to vote. A concurrent resolution asking Senator Ross to resign was laid over.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869
  • News  1870 - Coal mines are now being worked in seven counties of Kansas.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 22, 1870
  • News  1876 - Business Maxims
    1. After the feast the giver shakes his head.

    2. The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

    3. Creditors have excellent memories.

    4. Caution... Read MORE...

  • 1876 - May 18 – Wyatt Earp starts work in Dodge City, Kansas, serving under Marshal Larry Deger.
    May 18, 1876
  • News  1881 - February 19 – Kansas becomes the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 19, 1881
  • January 13, 1886 - A great blizzard struck the state of Kansas without warning. The storm claimed 50 to 100 lives, and eighty percent of the cattle in the state.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1888 - Governor Martin, of Kansas, authorized the statement on the 23d that great distress prevailed in the extreme southwestern part of the State, owing to the failure of the crops last year and the rigor of the winter.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • News  1892 - October 5 - The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives, to spend 14 years in prison.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 5, 1892
  • 1895 - Kansas
    Kansas, kan'zas, a state of the American Union, bounded N. by Nebraska, E. by Missouri, S. by Indian Territory, and W. by Colorado. Its northern line ... Read MORE...

  • February 13, 1905 - Morning lows of -29 degrees at Pond AR, -40 degrees at Lebanon KS, and -40 degrees at Warsaw MO established all-time records for those three states

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1909 - ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO. BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.
    Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora, a little town south of here, it developed that four... Read MORE...

  • 1915 - HAVOC WROUGHT IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS BY HIGH WINDS AND LIGHTNING. Heavy Fall of Rain Turns Many Streams Into Raging Torrents - Homes Demolished and Bridges Washed Out.
    Kansas City, Mo. - Nineteen deaths and many persons injured was the result of the terrific windstorm in Missouri and Kansas on Friday.

    A list of... Read MORE...

  • News  1918 - January – 1918 flu pandemic: "Spanish 'flu" (influenza) first observed in Haskell County, Kansas.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1918
  • News  1918 - May 20 – The small town of Codell, Kansas, is hit for the third year in a row on the same date by a tornado.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 20, 1918
  • 1930s - Severe dust storms destroyed acres and acres of crops (Kansas)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm
  • 1951 - Floods struck the state causing wide-spread damage

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kstimeln.htm

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