The year was 1845. More wagons were clustered around jumping-off points such as St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, than ever before.
Few stop to ask how the boundaries evolved, when in fact some surprising stories surround this topic.
Broad-leaf wood-oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is a very unique plant that goes by many names: spangle grass, Indian wood-oats, wild oats, river, oats, northern sea oats, and inland sea oats.
Native Americans were in a prime position to observe the weather and learn the sequences that precede and follow each system.
Kansas Forts and Bases by Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin provides an era-by-era overview of Kansas forts as reflective of the broader picture of Kansas history.
This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.
Attractive ornamental or pesky pasture invader? Silver bluestem excels in both roles.
Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.
Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is one of the most iconic plants of the tallgrass prairie.
Over 120 historical markers dot the Kansas landscape, telling the story of our fascinating state.