Famous Kansans - A Kansas Day Tribute
Happy Kansas Day, everyone! Famous Kansans is a video we produced for the 150th birthday of Kansas in 2011. It was part of the Home on the Range Sesquicentennial celebration staged by the Kansas Chapter of the Western Music Association. Thousands of people enjoyed the performances in Hutchinson and Wichita.
Produced by First Generation Video
For more information about the WMA Kansas Chapter, go to kansaswma.com.
Kansas entered the United States as a free state on January 29, 1861.
Monument Rocks Kansas
A different perspective on Monument Rocks (Kansas)
Monument Rocks (also Chalk Pyramids) are a series of large chalk formations in Gove County, Kansas, rich in fossils. It is a National Natural Landmark. It was the first landmark chosen by the US Department of the Interior as a national natural landmark. The chalk formations reach a height of up to 70 ft. and include formations such as buttes and arches. The carbonate deposits were laid down during the Cretaceous Period in what was then the Western Interior Seaway, which split the continent of North America into two landmasses. They are estimated to have been formed 80 million years ago.
Marais Des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site
A visit to the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site located in Pleasanton, Kansas.
The sign (at 1:20) reads as follows below:
Murder on the Marais Des Cygnes
The bloodiest single incident in the Kansas-Missouri border struggles, 1854-1861, occured May 19, 1858, when about 30 Proslavery Missourians seized 11 Kansas Free-State men near Trading Post and marched them to a ravine 225 yards northwest of this marker. Lining up their prisoners, they callously shot them down killing five and wounding five others. One escaped injury by feigning death. Northerners were horrified, and John Greenleaf Whittier immortalized the fallen in a poem, Le Marais Du Cygne.
A few weeks after the massacre John Brown arrived here and built a two-story log fort, about 14 x 18 feet, which he occupied with a few men through the summer. In December he made a raid into Missouri in which 11 slaves were liberated and one man was killed. Brown's famous Parallels, dated January 3, 1859, at Trading Post, pointed out that hell is stirred from beneath because of his raid while no comparable action had been taken to find and punish the Marais des Cygnes murderers.
A Brown follower, Charles C. Hadsall, bought this property in 1858. Later, adjacent to the site of the fort, he built the stone house which stands here today. The building and grounds were presented to the State of Kansas in 1941 by Pleasanton Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Arikaree Breaks of Cheyenne County, KS - Visit Devil's Gap with Tobe Zweygardt (3 of 6)
One of the great natural wonders of Kansas is an area called The Arikaree Breaks in the far NW corner of the state, adjoining the Colorado and Nebraska borders. The area is a breathtaking group of canyons and ravines carved by nature more than 9000 years ago.
For 93-year-old Tobe Zweygardt, preserving and sharing the rich geography and Native American history of the Breaks has been a lifelong passion. He was born in the county, and has lived there all his life. Having a personal tour with Tobe is a rare treat. These six video clips were an outgrowth from the Northwest Kansas Travel Council's video called A Story Around Every Curve, produced by First Generation Video of Wichita, KS. More information at northwestkansas.org
NW KS Travel Council: A Story Around Every Curve -(3 of 3) -Oberlin and the Last Indian Raid
This video produced for the NW Kansas Travel Council by First Generation Video of Wichita is an invitation to get off the beaten track and experience the beautiful geography and Native American history of the Northwest Kansas area. The total video is 11:53, and it is divided here into three parts for easy viewing.
Part 1 -- The Arikaree Breaks of Cheyenne County
Part 2 -- The Kidder Massacre, near Goodland
Part 3 -- The Last Indian Raid, Oberlin
WOOLAROC 4K DAY TRIP
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A museum and wildlife preserve located in the Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma on Oklahoma State Highway 123 about 12 mi (19 km) southwest of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and 45 mi (72 km) north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woolaroc was established in 1925 as the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch is a 1500 hectare (3700 acre) wildlife preserve, home to over 30 different species of native and exotic wildlife, such as buffalo, elk and longhorn cattle. Woolaroc is also a museum with a collection of western art and artifacts, American Indian material, and one of the largest collections of Colt firearms in the world. Also on display is Woolaroc, the aircraft that won the ill-fated Dole Air Race in 1927. Woolaroc features a nature trail and a living history area inviting visitors to experience the natural environment of Woolaroc, the life in a pre-Civil War 1840's mountain man camp.
Woolaroc is a portmanteau of the words woods, lakes, and rocks that are featured in the beautiful Osage Hills of northeast Oklahoma where Woolaroc is located. The name was originally intended for the ranch house, but it soon became the name for the entire Frank Phillips ranch
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is owned and operated by The Frank Phillips Foundation, Inc. founded in 1937 by oilman Frank Phillips and his wife Jane Phillips. In 1944, Frank and Jane Phillips donated all of their personal ownership of Woolaroc (grounds, facilities, animals, collections and art) to the Foundation. At that time it was determined that the primary purpose of the Foundation was to assure the operation and the preservation of Woolaroc. The Foundation, a 501 operating foundation, is headed by a Board of Trustees. The mission of Frank Phillips when he built Woolaroc in 1925 was to preserve the history of the West, educate, and entertain. Today, the Foundation and the employees of Woolaroc still follow that mission.
The museum started out as a hangar in 1929 for the Woolaroc airplane, a plane Frank Phillips sponsored in the Dole Air Race from Oakland California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1927. Over the years Frank continued to receive gifts, and made art acquisitions, and the museum grew room by room. The museum is 50,000 square feet and now has over 600 paintings, 300 bronzes, over 2,300 pieces of Native American art and artifacts, as well as many pieces of taxidermy that decorate the walls of the museum and lodge. The galleries feature some of the premier Indian and Western artists in America's history: Remington, Russell, Leigh, Moran, Couse, Johnson, Sharp, Balink, Hennings, Ufer, Berninghaus, Bierstadt.
Woolaroc Ranch Historic District, also known as Rock Creek Game Preserve, Frank Phillips Ranch, Phillips Osage Park and Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 2008. It is significant as a reflection of the time period and for its role in the petroleum industry of the time. It is also significant for its landscape architecture. Contributing resources include 18 buildings, 22 sites, 115 structures, and 17 objects.It was listed as a featured property of the week in a program of the National Park Service that began in July, 2008
BigRigTravels LIVE! Troy, Illinois to Danville, Missouri Interstate 70 & 64 West-Jan. 24, 2018
Leave the truck stop in Troy, IL and go west on I-70 and I-64 by downtown St. Louis, with a good view of the Gateway Arch. We connect back up with I-70 in Wentzville, MO and continue west, where the signal cuts out near Danville, MO.
Trip: Gas City, IN-Sidney, OH-Shawnee, KS(736 miles)
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Agate National Park contains some of the most important and exciting fossils in the world, making it one of the crown jewels in the National Park System. During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew existed: bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sites in the world. However, as a place of significance, Agate is so much more. The landscape surrounding the fossil beds has been a site of change for millions of years. Agate is a place of interaction, reflective of both the natural and cultural realms. It has been a meeting place between weather and sediment; the exchange of ideas and memories between cultures; and a site for present generations to make contact with the past. It's a place where tangible reminders of these interactions are present everyday. The weathering of sedimentary rock, bones becoming visible in cliffs, and the gifts presented to James Cook by the Lakota Sioux are all reflective of the strong natural and cultural relationships of the Agate landscape. So, Agate is more than fossils; it is a cultural landscape that has evolved over millions of years and reflects many players; from early mammals roaming the valleys and hills, to nomadic nations of the plains, and later tales of life in the American West.
Wichita Mountain Biking
Dino and the crew from Terry’s Bicycles in Lawton, venture out onto the Wichita Mountain’s bike trails. Whether you’re a novice or experienced biker, there is a wide range of great trails for every riding style. Bikers from all over have made this a destination spot for riding, and the scenery and wildlife can’t be beat.a
Not my stereotype of Kansas
I am running coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for fire firefighters. So far I have gone from Oregon to Kansas.