Kansas Kaleidoscope, December 1999/January 2000
(Volume 3, Number 3)
Real People, Real Stories
A fun magazine for kids!
Revisit 1900 as we ride into the new millenium
Life in 1900, hometown heyday
In 1900, there were more than 350 small towns and cities across Kansas.
In the News in 1900
In 1898, the United States and Spain went to war over control of Spain's colonies in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Teddy Roosevelt Campaigns in Kansas
In 1900, William McKinley was the Republican candidate for U.S. president. His running mate, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, visited Kansas twice during the campaign.
Hospitals Open Across Kansas
One hundred years ago, most people received what medical services they needed from doctors who often visited their homes.
How the Teddy Bear Got Its Name
Have you got a favorite teddy bear? Every wonder how it came to be called the "teddy" bear?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The 1900 Bestseller
The book's story is well known. Little Doroty Gale and her dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from their drab Kansas farm home to a fairyland named Oz.
Do you watch MTV to learn all about new songs and performers? The popular music video television channel has only been around since 1981, but through the years, people have always found ways to enjoy their favorite tunes.
Goodbye Horses and Buggies. . .Hello Automobiles
Kansans in the News in 1900
- Swat the Fly! Bat the Rat!
- Lewis Lindsay Dyche - Explorer and Conservationist
Ringing in a New Century
Kansans marked New Year's Eve 1900 - the beginning of a new century - with celebrations and special events.