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Oct 22

1934 to 1936-Kansas Highway Commission: Millions for Roads, Bridges and Safety

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 1:01 PM by Donna Casement

Kansas suffered extensively through the financial depression and staggering unemployment of the 1930s. Severe drought took a toll on rural communities and state revenue. The infusion of millions of road and bridge building dollars and the employment of thousands of workers was a bright spot during these trying times.

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Oct 15

1876 Centennial Exposition: Kansas Delivers One of Best Exhibition Displays

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 1:33 PM by Donna Casement

Admitted to the Union in 1861 as the 34th state, Kansas was young, but determined to showcase her goods, products and resources by building her own exhibition hall that attracted large, enthusiastic crowds throughout the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

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Oct 08

Anna E. Arnold (1879-1942): Kansas Educator and Author

Posted on October 8, 2020 at 1:54 PM by Donna Casement

In 1912, Anna Estelle Arnold self-published her first book, Civics and Citizenship. That same year her book was accepted as a textbook to be taught in Kansas public schools and Kansas granted equal voting rights to women. Arnold was an author and educator who championed the education of young people to value the relationship between government and people’s everyday lives.

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