How the Kansas Legislature Tried to Eradicate the Sunflower

Kansas has long been identified as the Sunflower State. The Native Americans relied on the sunflower for food. Early pioneers observed its profusion and noted how important it was to the birds of the plains. The Love of Kansas for the Sunflower In the homestead days of Kansas, many a country essayist or versifier celebratedContinue reading “How the Kansas Legislature Tried to Eradicate the Sunflower”

Kansas Forts and Bases

Not all of us can readily absorb military history without getting bogged down in the technicalities. Thankfully, Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairie by Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin is supremely readable, providing an era-by-era overview of Kansas forts as reflective of the broader picture of Kansas history overall.