The fresh, unsettled land of Kansas attracted many idealists in the early part of the state’s history. Agricultural land was readily available, either for free under the Homestead Act or for a low price from railroad companies. A surprising number of utopian colonies were established throughout Kansas history, representing a wide range of theories. TheContinue reading “8 Utopian Experiments in Kansas”
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though crushed by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in a gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. —Theodore Roosevelt
Imagine starting out in western Kansas as a young farmer in the year 1929. The economy is booming, the first crop of wheat is ripening beautifully, and prosperity is just within reach. Then the wind begins to blow.
One of the largest horses in the world is the ancient Shire of Great Britain. Its precise origin is unknown. It may have had ancestors among the heavy horses of the Bretons at the time of the Roman invasions. Probably it also traces back to the Great Horse ridden by armor-clad knights of medieval times.Continue reading “Shire”
Deuteronomy 10:12–22 Micah 6:6–8 Matthew 22:34–40 John 13:34–35 Romans 13:8–10
Moreover the profit of the land is for all; even the king is served from the field. —Ecclesiastes 5:9