Objects & Places from Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier

Joanna Stratton
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The Old Military Road

This led from Kansas City, Missouri, to Fort Worth, Texas, and other places in the southwest.

Kansas Pacific Railroad

This began in 1862, going west at the same time Central Pacific started from Sacramento going east.

The Soddy

This was a signature building of the Kansas prairie, built by those in the western part of the state where timber was scarce.

Cow Chips

This was a valuable source of fuel on the prairie where timber was scarce.

Kansas Drought of 1860

This was caused by scant rainfall and unrelenting warm temperatures that withered crops and grass, causing mass starvation.

The Grasshopper Year of 1874

Millions of a certain insect descended on the plains, eating everything from vegetables to grass to clothing and wood.

The Fourth of July

This holiday was perhaps the most well-known and most celebrated event on the Kansas prairie.

The Kansas Weekly Herald

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