Looking for a fun way to combine history and science for younger students? Food in Kansas is a free download from the Kansas Historical Society that fits the bill.
Classifying Cattle Breeds: Geographic Origin Part 2
Classifying cattle by geographic origin is useful, as breeds were developed for specific environments. Part 2 covers American, Spanish-American, and African breeds.
10 Kansas Day Trips for Children
Looking for somewhere to visit with the whole family? Here are a few of our favorite child-friendly destinations across Kansas.
Top 10 Western Heritage Resources
Our readers love exploring topics related to the West, ranging from railroads to mustangs to windmills. Read on to discover our most popular Western heritage resources.
Wagon Wheels is a child-friendly account of pioneer life in Nicodemus based on a true story.
What Really Ended the Cattle Drives?
The end of the cattle drive era was brought about by cattle that better met the needs of the market, plus a rail network that connected ranches with population centers.
The Meek Cutoff and the Great American Desert: Part 2
To the emigrants of 1845, there was a very simple reason to avoid Kansas, despite its charms, and press on through the perils and difficulties of the trail to Oregon.
The Meek Cutoff and the Great American Desert: Part 1
The year was 1845. More wagons were clustered around jumping-off points such as St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, than ever before.
10 Animal Breeds Important to American History
While many animals breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out as iconic.
Did Old-Time Cowboys Really Yodel?
There seems to be an idea that yodeling had little history in cowboy tradition. However, this sentiment does not line up with the observations of John Lomax.