Category: The Sunflower State

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 […]

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Kansas lost a state treasure with the unincorporation of tiny Freeport, population 5.

Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale

Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale

He was born on a night when a stormy wind blew; Five minutes old, already six feet two. Thus begins the story of Kansas’s own legendary hero and Paul Bunyan […]

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 […]

George M. Beebe

George M. Beebe

George M. Beebe was born on October 28, 1836, in New York. Like many politicians, he first chose to pursue the legal profession, being admitted to the bar in 1857. […]

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 […]

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh was born on November 10, 1810, in New Windsor, New York. He spent his entire childhood and much of his early adulthood in New York, but also […]

James W. Denver

James W. Denver

James W. Denver was born in Winchester, Virginia, on October 23, 1817. He grew up on a farm in that state, but about the time he reached adulthood he went […]

Robert J. Walker

Robert J. Walker

Robert J. Walker was born on July 19, 1801, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. His father was a district court judge, so perhaps he inspired young Walker to take interest in the […]

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 […]