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Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas was eager for a railroad to connect Chicago with California. Douglas also supported popular sovereignty. This railroad would have to pass through Nebraska Territory; first, Nebraska would have to adopt statehood. A leading question in gaining statehood: allow slavery or not? Biased elections were held, and Kansas and Nebraska were carved ...
... on her face she didn't believe me and I resolved never to answer that question again. Anyway, she said, almost as a exclamation mark behind our conversation, I love my country.
We spent a night poring over the maps. We had friends living in Leavenworth Kansas whom we hadn't seen for 20 years. We couldn't pass so close without seeing them so we checked the weather and calculated the chances of getting to Leavenworth then across the plains before the next turn in ...
Either the city has started slipping anti anxiety medicine into the water supply or after 29 years I have finally adapted to traveling with out my pet butterflies. Whatever it is, I'm thrilled. We purchased our airline tickets for this trip on my birthday in March, but the planning for this monolith of a vacation started well before that. Instead of sugar plum faeries dancing merrily in my head at Christmas time, I saw the twinkling lights of ...
... many built of light-colored limestone common in eastern
Kansas. I have some acquaintances who went to college here; I can see how they
would have some very fond memories. There are a couple museums on campus
including one of natural history and the Sumner Art Museum. I thought the
Sumner is one of the better college art museums I’ve seen in my travels. There
are many that are mostly gallery space for changing exhibitions ...
... states. Unlike many segregated states spending
on black and white schools was comparable, and because blacks had fewer job
opportunities elsewhere, the teachers in black schools typically had stronger
academic credentials than those in white schools. Kansas was targeted for a lawsuit
because it was racial segregation per se rather than differences in school
funding levels that they were targeting. The site is a fascinating little stop.