The Civil War era was a challenging time that severely put the nation, its families, and its values to the test. A Kansas Soldier at War: The Civil War Letters of Christian and Elise Dubach Isely by Ken Spurgeon offers fascinating insight into this human element of the conflict. The bulk of the book is…… Continue reading A Kansas Soldier at War
Whether you lived through them or not, the major tornadoes of Kansas have become indelibly stamped on the state’s memory.
Because each line of most knitting verses corresponds to a particular movement of the needles, knitting rhymes evolved for instruction.
Do you love those picturesque stone arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas? Do we know the website for you to visit! StoneArchBridges.com is a unique blend of history, physics, how-to, and photography. It offers well-researched information about bridges in Kansas (and other places, as well!) that can be extremely difficult to find anywhere else. Just…… Continue reading Stone Arch Bridges
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 Walz Ford Bridge represents one forgotten bridge still buried under the road. How many more stone arch bridges lie hidden under Kansas roadways?
Henry Tilley House in Ransom Kansas certainly has its share of oddities, not the least of which are some of its unique small towns. Many lists of strange Kansas town names have been made already, but there are still some peculiar names that are frequently overlooked. Allow us to share the 10 Kansas towns that…… Continue reading Top 10 Strangest Kansas Town Names
Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) grows sturdy upright stems ranging from two to eight feet in height. Some stems are branched and others are not, but one thing can be counted on with this species—there will be quite a few of them packed into each clump! Look for a pink or red color near the base…… Continue reading Johnson Grass