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May 05

Road Tripping Around Kansas: Resources to Help Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

Today Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring May 2-8 as National Travel and Tourism Week. That being said, the State Library of Kansas has several books that might help you plan a weekend road trip to some fun destination right here in Kansas, even if you don’t get the trip in during this week.

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Jun 09

Helping our communities move forward

Posted to From the Third Floor - State Librarian's Office by Holly Hutchinson

The events of the last six months have been startling both professionally and personally, and continue daily to take my breath away.  I have been unsure how to respond across a large platform but I have had many interpersonal conversations with Kansas residents and with librarians across the state and nation. 

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Dec 08

Silkworms and Silk Culture in Kansas, 1883

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog by Bill Sowers

An 1883 article available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library: "Silk Culture in Kansas," by E. L. Meyer. During the latter part of the 19th century there was a rush in Kansas to establish a silk industry.  The article is a guide to raising silkworms.  The industry failed but the read is interesting.  There's also a link to a full history of the failed industry in the Sunflower State.

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