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... Territory as slave states. As a result, Bloody Kansas occurred, where slavery supporters from Missouri crossed into Kansas and voted, thus angering the abolitionists in Kansas. The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise and allowed the expansion of slavery. Douglas's greed for the railroad ultimately permitted the expansion of slavery above the 36' 30' ...
... It was doable.
We rode past a lakeside, gated community of two storey mansions surrounded by a suburb of demountable houses (mobile homes they are called here) each with its collection of broken stuff in its yard. The same scene was repeated many times in many other places. After a while we didn't mention the dissonance. After a while the shock of the contrast was gone but behind it all some things were clear. The US has become a more polarised and ...
We left the campground a little later this morning because we didn't want to get into St. Louis during rush hour. So we had a relaxing morning and a good breakfast. We left around 8:30.
We crossed the Mississippi about 2 hours later, but before that we crossed the Chain of Rocks Canal. At first we thought we were crossing the Mississippi because of the huge bridges. Down river we saw white water and learned that there is a series of rock ledges ...
If I were to live in Kansas, Lawrence would be my choice.
That’s not to say I want to live in Kansas, but Lawrence is the state’s largest
university town as home to University of Kansas, which makes it more
open-minded academically-oriented place than other spots in the state. I find
the scenery around Lawrence to be quite nice, mostly grassland but moist enough
to be greener and have more trees than the barrens of the ...
The capital of Kansas is a medium sized city of under
150,000 people named Topeka. I stopped at a motel once before in Topeka in 1989
on my return drive to New York after a na´ve and unsuccessful attempt to assert
my independence and start a new life on my own in San Diego after college. The
car I had at the time had cruise control (the Jeep I’ve owned since 1999 does
not), and one of the things I recall was crossing the ...