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Kansas and the West

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kansas
    • Subjects:
    • Kansas -- History.,
    • Kansas -- Ethnic relations.,
    • Kansas -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Rita Napier.
      ContributionsNapier, Rita.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF681.5 .K35 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 416 p. ;
      Number of Pages416
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3577545M
      ISBN 100700612319, 0700612327
      LC Control Number2002154128

        Kansas is also known for its contributions to jazz music, barbecue and as the setting of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s book The Wizard of Oz. Date of Statehood: Janu Capital. Dodge City – The wickedest and most well-known of the Kansas cowtowns, Dodge City got its start before the cattle trade as a stop along the Santa Fe Trail and served as a civilian community to nearby Fort it developed into a buffalo hunting town. In September the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad arrived in Dodge City, which would initiate tremendous growth for many years.

      Craig Miner is Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University. Among his books are Harvesting the High Plains: John Kriss and the Business of Wheat Farming, ; Wichita: The Early Years, ; and (with William E. Unrau) The End of Indian Kansas /5(7). The Pictorial Record of the Old West, 3 III. Henry Worrall by Robert Taft. August (Vol. 14 No. 3), pages to Transcribed by lhn; digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

      From there on, the series keeps on continuing, showing the settlements in the West. The size of the cast also increases as the series progresses. Most of the books of this series were edited by the Book Creations, Inc. Beginning in , the series featured the first book under the title of Independence!. The state is drained by the Kansas and Arkansas rivers, both of which generally run from west to east. The average annual rainfall of 27 in. (69 cm) is not evenly distributed: the eastern prairies receive up to 40 in. ( cm) of rain, while the western plains average 17 in. (43 cm).


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Kansas and the West stands as an excellent example of how to go about the task of revisiting what once seemed such familiar ground, but which, upon reflection, cries out for further exploration and illumination." Great Plains QuarterlyBrand: University Press of Kansas.

Kansas is steeped in the lore and legends of the Old West-from Dodge City to the Dust Bowl days. But, as these authors show, that leaves out a lot of state history/5. Rita Napier, ed. Kansas is steeped in the lore and legends of the Old West-from Dodge City to the Dust Bowl days.

But, as these authors show, that leaves out a lot of state history. Drawing on scholarship that has transformed our understanding of the history of both state and region, Kansas and the West introduces readers to a wide range of people, places, and themes that demonstrate the complex.

Conquistadors and cowboys, Indians and Exodusters - to say nothing of such luminaries in the pantheon of popular culture as Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Buffalo Bill Cody - join the intricate weave of the historical tapestry of Kansas.

Frequently glanced at as a "passing through" place, Kansas is more accurately perceived as a locale where regions and peoples meet, mingle, and merge. It Author: Ron McCoy. The Kansas Gospels: A Novel of the Old West Paperback – Decem by Davy Jennings (Author)/5(11).

Kansas Myths and Legends explores unusual events, unsolved crimes, and legends in Kansas’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Kansas history/5(5).

It's basically a history of the wild west from the 's to around or a little after, focusing on the town of Dodge City in Kansas. A lot of interesting stories and the author, Tom Clavin, tries to set the record straight on what was truth in some stories we have been /5.

“The settlement history of western Kansas provides a good cross-section of the larger Great Plain experience With great success, Miner traces the impressions recorded by the pioneers as they rode out the booms, busts, plagues, and droughts that punctuated their lives.

The Prairie Traveler: A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions - Marcy, Randoph Barnes, Captain, U. () Went to Kansas - Colt, Miriam D. () The Lawrence Massacre - Cordley, R.

() Memorial Book of E. Lines () Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest - McCoy, Joseph G. Kansas City, Kansas Public Library serves Wyandotte County, Kansas and the greater KC Metro area.

We strive to lead the way in reading, culture, and information. Our services are available in several locations throughout the community, including five branches, three mobile libraries, text-to-checkout sites, and online at this website and on Relive the Wild West in Kansas’ colorful cattle towns bustling with stagecoaches, shootouts and ice-cold sarsaparilla.

Our unique heritage also includes famous forts, trails, railroads and museums devoted to Native American, Civil War and pioneer history. Plan your step back in time in Kansas today.

Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture by Richard Aquila Collections (Fiction and Nonfiction Shorts; Poetry) Clair Huffaker’s Profiles of the American West; Great Ghost Stories of the Old West ed.

Betty Baker A Treasury of Western Folk Tales ed. B.A. Botkin Great Tales of The West ed. Bill Pronzini & Martin H. GreenbergAuthor: Annika Barranti Klein. The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic.

The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of. Books and magazines. The State Archives collects published materials about the history of Kansas and, to a lesser degree, the American West.

Subject areas include railroad development, trails, westward expansion, frontier and pioneer life, western forts and military life, Indian wars, the Civil War, and western Native American tribal histories and bibliographies. Kansas Phone Book and Kansas Phone Directory makes searching for businesses and people in Kansas easy by providing an online business and residential phonebook and phone directory in Kansas.

The first plot deals with four brothers (sons of a fire-and brimstone preacher), who leave Kansas for parts further west to seek their fortunes. After many adventures, the brothers end up in Cheyenne, where the second plot involves an emerging battle between cattle men and sheep men.

There are two themes, also/5(6). Kansas was also the setting of the best-seller In Cold Blood, described by its author Truman Capote as a "nonfiction novel". Mixing fact and fiction, the book chronicles the events and aftermath of the murder of a wealthy farmer and his family who lived in the small West Kansas town of Holcomb in Finney t city: Wichita.

West saw himself as shy, but inhe successfully ran for Finney County attorney. On Sundays, the couple attended First United Methodist Church in Garden City, the same church Herb and Bonnie. Entry: Old West Author: Kansas Historical Society Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: December Date Modified: February The author. Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West - by Barry, Louise and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

_____ Watermark West Rare Books was established in at North Broadway in Wichita, Kansas. _____ We specialize in first edition British & American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and the History of the American West.

_____ We maintain a particularly strong stock of material pertaining to the History of Kansas.Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: University Press of Kansas (November 7, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x 1 x inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and Cited by: 6.Notable Books The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic.

The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.