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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 ...
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 ...
... and the
campus is even quite hilly. I suspect it might have been graduation weekend
because downtown was really hopping with lots of clean-cut college age students
and their middle-aged families.
I wandered about campus a little, as I often like to do at
universities, despite the fact that it’s very depressing because it makes me
feel so old. The University of Kansas has a beautiful campus with attractive
... executive branch offices unlike some smaller state houses that are little more
than the legislative chambers and some conference rooms. It was Saturday, so I
was concerned the building might not be open to visitors, but I was allowed
through security and essentially had the run of an almost empty building.
The highlights of the Kansas statehouse are the murals by Kansas-born
painter John Steuart Curry depicting scenes from the ...
After a year and a half of working my way onward through the
application process, I am finally going. Note to the wise, cross your t's
and dot your i's during the application process or it will bite you in the
butt. Because of a missing date on a medical form, I was delayed another
3 months before getting my invitation.
And being a Forestry Extension Agent in Zambia ...