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Kansas Heritage - Summer 1997

(Volume 5, Number 2)

Kansas Heritage, Summer 1997

Head'em Up, Move 'em Out: The Legacy of the Chisholm Trail

Beginning in 1867 with the great long drives from Texas to Kansas, the Chisholm Trail became "the stuff legends are made of." After 130 years, the romance of the trail and the cattle-driving era still remains.

Wingin' It! Barnstorming in Kansas

With their eyes to the skies, early pilots sought thrills and adventure--and much needed money--by performing stunts and amazing audiences in "heavier than air crafts." They were pioneers of Kansas's rich aviation heritage.

The Heritage Sampler: "Jumping Off To Atchison"

Reflects an era of opulence and splendor.

Voices From the Heartland: "Flight-Testing a Goose"

Young Readers: "Aviation in Kansas: Up, Up, and Away"

History for Kids? It's About Time!

The Kansas Historical Society introduces Kansas Kaleidoscope, a magazine just for kids.

History in the Making: "Laurie Houseman-Whitehawk: As the Spirit Moves Her"

The Times of Our Lives

About Faces: "Elizabeth Bacon Custer: A Soldier of the Plains"

Presenting the Past: Calendar of Events