Kansas, like its neighbors, was hit with a massive drought that began in 1930, creating what would become known as The Dust Bowl. The effects of the drought was overshadowed by the plunging wheat prices and financial crisis of the Great Depression. Kansas became eager to participate in New Deal Relief Programs, putting hundreds of thousands of Kansans, mostly men, to work as government funded unskilled laborers.Continue reading “Welcome to Kansas”
Today is National Kansas Day. Like many who do not call Kansas Home, when I think Kansas I think Dorothy flying over the rainbow to Oz. I also think Bloody Kansas and the bitter division in the territory before the first shots fired in the American Civil War.Continue reading “Welcome to Kansas Country”
On this day, we celebrate The Sunflower State, better known as Kansas. The vast plains of Kansas became a part of the United States territory with the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. This would forever change the lives of the Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee and other tribes as expansion pushed westward.