Kansas Historical Markers

Kansas Historical Markers

Over 120 historical markers dot the Kansas landscape, telling the story of our fascinating state. If you are looking for the Kansas historical markers, the Kansas Historical Society offers a complete listing organized by county. Each entry provides the full text of the marker, along with its address and GPS coordinates. As you visit the historical markers, you will get an idea of the local … Continue reading Kansas Historical Markers

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Kansas lost a state treasure in November 2017. No, it did not burn down, it did not collapse, and it was not razed. It was simply unincorporated. This landmark was the tiny town of Freeport, the smallest incorporated city in Kansas.   Early History of Freeport Located in Harper County, Freeport began its existence as Midlothian (a Scottish word meaning “midland”), just two or three … Continue reading Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Territorial Kansas Online

Territorial Kansas Online

Looking for an extensive depository of digitized primary source material related to the turbulent territorial days of Kansas? Try Territorial Kansas Online, a project developed by the Kansas State Historical Society and the University of Kansas. Territorial Kansas Online displays a wide range of artifacts dating from 1854 to 1861, including: Letters. Speeches. Articles. Pamphlets. Photographs. Legislative acts. Meeting minutes. Sheet music. There are several … Continue reading Territorial Kansas Online

Samuel Medary

Samuel Medary

From an early age, Samuel Medary, native of Pennsylvania, was a influential Democrat, his foremost weapon being his formidable pen. He was born in 1801; 16 years later he was already contributing prose and poetry to the Norristown Herald. After a series of moves and some time spent as a rural schoolteacher, Medary established his own paper in Batavia, Ohio, in 1828—the Ohio Sun, dedicated … Continue reading Samuel Medary

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton was born in Virginia on December 22, 1814. He received a classical education and went on to become a schoolteacher for a time, before taking up the study and practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee. Politics eventually attracted Stanton, however, and he served as a Democratic representative from Tennessee from 1845 to 1855. During Stanton’s time in Congress, he served as chairman … Continue reading Frederick P. Stanton