Craig Miner, a professor of history at Wichita State University, takes questions following a talk at Lecompton’s Constitution Hall on Sunday. Miner said the national media had an obsession with Lecompton in the 1850s, a time when the debate over slavery bitterly divided the country and the Kansas Territory.
Craig Miner, a professor of history at Wichita State University, takes questions following a talk at Lecompton's Constitution Hall on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. He said the national media had an obsession with Lecompton in the 1850s, a time when the debate over slavery bitterly divided the country and the Kansas territory.
Deployment clubs at Junction City schools help students cope with their parents' service abroad.
Kirk Gullickson, a caretaker of the Lawrence train depot, watches the 12:32 a.m. Southwest Chief Amtrak train depart. Depot Redux, a local volunteer group working to refurbish the station, hired Gullickson and another caretaker to greet rail passengers.
1st Lt. Clint Edwards wears the insignia of the 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One. Edwards, of Lewiston, Calif., took part in a training mission earlier this year at Fort Irwin, Calif. Sears is planning to sell a line of sportswear featuring the insignia and colors of the Big Red One.
A Baldwin City police officer and a Douglas County sheriff's deputy stand outside the home of a man suspected of shooting his neighbor Saturday.
This school bus houses eight Wakarusa fans and has bamboo floors.
Virgil Villarreal's 1967 Volkswagon mini-bus is fully stocked for the weekend.
One of the odd vehicles used to ferry fans to Wakarusa. Six people drove from Chicago in this limo.
Wayne Coyne, lead singer of Wakarusa headliner the Flaming Lips, talks to reporters on Friday, June 6.
Children bang a revolving drum outside the Lawrence Arts Center tent at the Wakarusa Music and Arts Festival, on Friday, June 6, 2007.
Jenny Van Rees, Des Moines, and her sons, Jamie, 6, and Jake, 4, play with hula hoops during the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Gina Afentopoulos, 21, of Perth, Australia, shows off her tattoos at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival. Of her 16 tattoos, her favorite is a tomato on her left hip. "I'm a vegeterian and tomato's my favorite food," she said.
A concert-goer maneuvers a bicycle at the Tour de Fat Bike Pit at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Concert-goers ride bicycles at the Tour de Fat Bike Pit at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Kevin Grantz, 43, Laurium, Mich., works with solar-powered car batteries, which keep his laptop computer and cell phone charged.
A flag flies at the Wakarusa Festival on June 5, 2008.
Technical wizards trained in Hollwood help the U.S. Army devise realistic looking scenarios to use when training soldiers to deploy to Iraq.
The Iraqi flag flutters in the breeze at Fort Irwin, Calif., where the 1st Infantry Division has gone to train, in late May 2008.
Mark Finnell stands below a Jerry Garcia plush doll, hung on an elk antler hat rack in his teepee at the Wakarusa Fest.