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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 ...
... I had simply told him that he was wrong. Still later I was glad I had said nothing.
The level of opportunity in a society is measured by its level of intergenerational mobility. That is, how likely is it for a man (no complaints from the ladies please) to do what his father did for a living. The more opportunities in a society, the more likely a man to do something different. I found the data on this late one night in an espresso-free town in southern Kansas. ...
... a new GPS and then stopped for gas. Gas prices are going down as we travel West, which is a great thing. Keep it up!
Mike’s back is still bothering him, which is a bummer. I feel bad for him, but bad for us because we were planning on doing some whitewater rafting and zip lining when we get to Colorado. We are hoping it will improve in the next day or so.
We continued on through the thousands of acres of corn and soybean ...
... purposes, but the Sumner has a fair sized permanent collection on
The campus has numerous statues of a funny-looking little
bird that resembles a cross between crow and Woody Woodpecker. It’s called a
Jayhawk. Kansas is the Sunflower State, and the state bird is the Western
Meadowlark. So what’s a Jayhawk?
Lawrence’s attractive downtown was bustling the Saturday
afternoon I was there. The ...
... the state. They
were executed in the 1930s and have some similarity with the works of
better-known Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton. My favorite is of abolitionist
John Brown preaching his views with scenes of the era behind him, including
pro-slavery factions with the Confederate flag and cattle and men crossing the
plains pulling handcarts with a twister in the distance.
Downtown Topeka was pretty dead on Saturday, and I ...