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.