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Farmers and immigrants who dreamed of owning their own land—these families were lured by the thousands to Kansas by the promise of cheap, fertile land. Surviving was hard; they built houses out of sod and burned dried buffalo dung for fuel. Learn how our ancestors lived in "the Great American Desert" by exploring the photos, letters, diaries and artifacts at the Kansas Historical Society.
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- From Far Away Russia: Russian-Germans in Kansas
- Willing to Die for Freedom: A Look Back at Kansas Territory