A monumental occasion in celebration of a monumental structure.
A simple shape defied gravity in the days before modern machinery.
How the stone arch proved superior to wooden designs, and the role of Walter Sharp in bridge promotion.
The true story of a forgotten stone arch bridge of Kansas.
Dry Wood, Good Intent, Red Onion—10 peculiar Kansas town names and their origin.
This invasive weed is a nuisance in the field and garden and a serious hazard in the pasture.
Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here are…
Celebrating Kansas country living with information and resources for a fulfilling lifestyle.
Populist candidate James Weaver did not become president in 1892, as most undoubtedly know. However, he did win 8.5% of the popular vote, which was considered an impressive amount for a third-party candidate. He also won the states of Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho. The Populist movement was far more successful in some states than…
The Populist movement of the late 1800s is a major topic in Kansas history. A brief glance at history books tells us that the populism of that era was more or less radical agrarianism. While this is basically true, the topic is far more complex than this. What did the Populists believe? How did they…