It Happened in Kansas Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-17
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
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The It Happened In series has delighted history buffs, tourists, and local residents for nearly twenty years with lively, easy-to- read, short glimpses into both little-known and extensively chronicled events that have shaped American history.

Author Biography

Sarah Smarsh is a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches creative nonfiction writing. Sarah has written for The Huffington Post, Kansas City’s The Pitch (Village Voice Media) and newspapers across the Midwest, and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas Press Association. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, as well as degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Twelve Mile Creek-8400 B.Cp. 1
City of Gold, Sea of Grass-1541p. 6
Indian Removal-1831p. 11
The Pottawatomie Massacre-1856p. 16
Quantrill's Raid-1863p. 21
Exodusters-1877p. 26
Dodging Prohibition-1880p. 31
The Farmer's Wife-1890-1894p. 37
The Father of Basketball-1898p. 44
Hatchet Job-1899-1901p. 49
First Flight-1904p. 54
Eisenhower's Roots-1909p. 60
The Goat-Gland Doctor-1917p. 67
Coal Miners' Daughters-1921p. 76
The Dirty Thirties-1935p. 81
Planes on the Plains-1944p. 86
Mental Revolution-1953p. 91
Separate but Not Equal-1954p. 97
Piece of the Pie-1958p. 102
Shotgun Artist-1981-1997p. 106
Guy Divided-1991p. 111
Gateway to Hell-1993p. 116
The Patriot Guard Riders-2005p. 121
The Flying Spaghetti Monster-2005p. 126
Greensburg-2007p. 131
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 145
About the Authorp. 149
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