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...

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