border war tour

A Safari in Kansas

This month’s post is a little different than my normal history stuff.  That said, there is a history component to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, KS, which my daughter Lexi and I visited in March.  The website, tells you that the museum is ranked as the #1 museum in Kansas […]

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Council Grove Kansas

Council Grove, KS: Kanza (Kaw) Indians, Sante Fe Trail, Oldest Restaurant in Kansas This month’s post takes us to Council Grove, Kansas. Council Grove is a rare city in KS in that there are multiple historic sites to be seen in this small town, population 2,111. For someone interested in history, this is great little town

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Concordia guard tower

POWs in the Heartland

This month’s post was originally published in the Johnson County Gazette in October of 2021. This month’s article is a bit of a departure from the Johnson County history that this column usually covers.  I felt that this topic was so interesting that I had to cover it in this month’s column.  The title of

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Fort Leavenworth

If you don’t know me personally or haven’t followed me long enough to figure this out, I am a God-fearing, flag waving, proud to be an American man.  When the national anthem is playing, I will be standing at attention with my hand over my heart to honor the greatest country on earth.  It is

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