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Experience the top 14 Kansas civil rights sites

Experience the top 14 Kansas civil rights sites Kansas was born in blood and fire. While people like John Brown and William Quantrill violently pursued the conflict, others used quieter means. During the fighting, free-staters helped freedom seekers escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. After the raids ended, civil rights activists turned to the courts. …

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The 10 best things to do in alluring Great Bend

The 10 best things to do in alluring Great Bend America’s largest inland marsh, Cheyenne Bottoms allures vast flocks of birds to Great Bend. Especially during spring migration, the Bottoms are a mecca for migratory and upland bird species. So many birds come that the Bottoms are a Wetland of International Importance. The Bottoms and …

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First Patented Helicopter: A Shattered Dream

America’s First Patented Helicopter was a shattered dream William J. Purvis and Charles A. Wilson built America’s First Patented Helicopter in Goodland, KS, but Newton’s Third Law defeated them. Since every action has an equal and opposite reaction, any helicopter must compensate for the rotor’s twisting action. They never solved the torque problem, but they …

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Walk with Lincoln on the Kansas Lincoln Trail

Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps on the Kansas Lincoln Trail “If I went West, I think I would go to Kansas — to Leavenworth or Atchison.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Lincoln wasn’t blowing smoke when he said he’d go to Kansas. He had already visited the state before politics’ requirements take him back East permanently. In …

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