There seems to be a vague impression that the Chisholm Trail stands alone in history with no connection to other events. Nothing could be further from the truth!
What is the difference between tallgrass and shortgrass prairie? The names indicate that height is the distinguishing characteristic, but there is a little more to it than that.
The 100th meridian was why pioneers rushed across the country to stake claims on the coast instead of gradually pushing westward.
While changing the nature of Kansas was not really the goal of the railroad companies, they succeeded nevertheless.
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A rising demand for lean beef has created an ideal niche for the Texas Longhorn to fill.
Work is still ongoing, but the Greenwood Hotel is looking better than ever. The future is bright once more for this beautiful piece of history.
To understand the next phase of Greenwood Hotel history, we’ll have to digress a bit. Next stop—the Panama Canal.
The Greenwood Hotel on 300 North Main in Eureka, Kansas, could tell its fair share of tales of railroads and cowboys, oil men and visionaries, neglect and preservation.
One of the little dead towns of Kansas, just 12 miles east of Ellsworth, bears the name Carneiro (pronounced, “kahr-NAIR-oh”). Interestingly, the name is Portuguese, not a very common language for place-names in this state, and it means, “sheep” or “mutton.” Now if there is one type of livestock Kansas is typically associated with, itContinue reading “Carneiro: The Sheep Town”