Kansas Heritage - Autumn 1998
(Volume 6, Number 3)
SHIPS THAT HAVE PASSED IN THE NIGHT: STEAMBOATING IN KANSAS
With clouds of smoke billowing from their smokestacks and muddy river waters churning behind them, these grand ladies of the waterways brought the crowds running to the riversides. All aboard for a first-class seat on old-time riverboats!
"IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT": A Photo Essay
Blinding snows, raging waters, drought, dust, and destruction! Nature's devilment has plagued us since the beginning of time. Here's how our forefathers weathered the storm as they dug in and dug out of disaster.
STARS & STRIPES FOREVER: SAVING THE BATTLE FLAGS OF KANSAS
More than the sum of their often ragged parts, battle flags have stirred the souls of the troops serving beneath them. But now these colorful banners are fighting a battle against time and decay. Can we help win this war?
THE HERITAGE TRAVELER: "Down the Road to Peabody"
The town's restored facades call out, "Look at me, I'm whole again."
VOICES FROM THE HEARTLAND: "The Shivaree"
Scott immediately knew what was happening.
"They're here for the shivaree! Get the coffeepot on!"
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Clovia and D.R. Katzenmeier: In words and pictures they are "Capturing the Spirit of Days Gone By"
Martin and Osa Johnson: With thrills and chills, their life was boundless adventure.
Take home a piece of history! Featured on this page are just a few of the unique and finely crafted gifts available from the Museum Store at the Kansas History Center.
YOU'RE LIVING HISTORY: Let history come alive for you and your family!
Look for some exciting happenings to come with the Kansas Historical Society!
Mine Creek on Your Mind
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
PRESENTING THE PAST
A calendar of Kansas-related activities with historical connections through December.
"I remember that before the water started rising, animals did strange things. . .A neighbor.. .stopped her pickup on the highway and opened the door to see if a big old hog was all right. He climbed up in the seat and sat down beside her, she said, 'just like he knowed me.'" Luckily the horse in this photo didn't have to scramble into a pickup truck but instead found refuge on a front porch until it was rescued from its North Topeka home during the infamous 1951 flood. We thank Charles Howes of Topeka for donating this lasting impression, which we hope reminds us all to keep a sense of humor even during the darkest hours.