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