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University showing ‘Dakota 38’ film tonight
The song he performed was written in memory of the Dakota 38. But Elton Two Hawks said its message could apply to American Indians from any tribe: "You’ve got to learn to forgive." By Sara Shepherd
Entries are now being accepted for the Annual Kansas Factual Story Contest.
66-year-old to give up campaign after 1 more year
Fossil hunter Alan Detrich has spent many years trying to establish a Kansas state fossil. With two mosasaur skeletons in tow, he will call it quits if the state doesn't bite after one year. By Elliot Hughes
Author Linda Johnston will visit the Raven Book Store this week to read from and sign copies of her book, “Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory.”
There was a time when Herb Crawford thought he would never again climb into a train’s Post Office car to sort mail. “All of a sudden it hit me,” said the retired Kansas City postal service manager, now 90. “I’m not going out there anymore.” But this weekend he did go out there again. An antique steam-powered locomotive named “Hank,” pulled into the train depot in Baldwin City and brought the history of the railroad with it. For at least a weekend, Crawford could climb aboard the train again and relive those older times, joined by curious visitors of all ages. By Ian Cummings
To walk into Rowan and Tanya Green's barn northwest of Lawrence is to step back in time. A time, specifically, when gas stations looked like cottages with garages you could drive right into; when attendants with bow ties and hard-brimmed caps would pump the fuel for you (for 12 cents a gallon, at that); when you could buy all the Adams Gum and see-through sun visors your heart desired. By Giles Bruce
Baldwin City residents and visitors alarmed this weekend by the sight of smoke rising from the Santa Fe Depot don’t need to call the fire department. The smoke will be billowing from the stack of a restored steam locomotive, and Midland Railway officials hope it will be a signal to train buffs to attend their annual Railfest, which runs today through Monday at Santa Fe Depot Park, 1515 High St. By Elvyn Jones
This Saturday, the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County will hold a celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted all women the right to vote. Members of the league and several other local organizations hope the event will draw attention to the current voter registration controversy in Kansas. By Nikki Wentling
As a prelude to Wednesday's 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, the Watkins Museum of History sponsored a string of Saturday events. Those interested in learning more about the raid, its aftermath, its victims and its survivors had the chance to join a morning walking tour highlighting some of the important spots during the raid, to see a significant new museum exhibit or to listen to an afternoon performance of Civil War-era music. By Caitlin Doornbos and Nikki Wentling
Quantrill’s raid did not happen in a vacuum. And when it comes to violent acts between anti- and pro-slavery forces of the time, Kansans were not entirely innocent. A Kansas University associate history professor and a University of Missouri-Kansas City associate history professor have teamed up to co-edit a book that looks to shed light on the whole story, "Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border." By Sara Shepherd
Civil War re-enactors with the 3rd Kansas, Battery B, light artillery unit, including two men from Lawrence, participated in the Wilson's Creek 150th Anniversary Reenactment on August 12-14 near Springfield, Mo. William Quantrill fought with the Missouri Guard in the battle, August 10, 1861, considered the second major battle of the Civil War. Two years later, Quantrill attacked Lawrence.
Emily Bergens Louni talks about Lecompton resident Iona Spencer's use of the water witching technique in helping her find the unmarked grave of her ancestor at Stull Cemetery.
Emily Bergers Louni, a descendant of Christopher Columbus Blake, a Union soldier during the Civil War, talks about the importance of dedicating his grave nearly 100 years after his death.
Paul Bahnmaier, president of the Lecompton Historical Society, speaks Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the Capitol after the Kansas House approved a resolution recognizing Lecompton for its role in state and national history.
Members of St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church practice for the upcoming black history month musical.
Kansas University librarian Whitney Baker talks about tracing the history of the bumper sticker to Kansas.
LJWorld.com reporter Brenna Hawley demonstrates how to make a sunflower cake to celebrate Kansas' 150th birthday. Kansas Day is Saturday, Jan. 29.
A wagon wheel that may have come from an old covered wagon is being inspected for authenticity. The area is being searched and checked to verify the possibilities.
Steve Haddock and Lannie Ornburn, Assistant District Attorney for Johnson County, discuss the murder of Barbara Haddock.
Elementary students spent Kansas' birthday by exploring the state's history as part of a social studies project.