Kansas Heritage - Spring 1998
(Volume 6, Number 1)
FLIRTING WITH LADY LUCK: GAMBLING IN FRONTIER KANSAS
If you don't play, you can't win--and we all love to win! So ante up, and we'll deal you in, and you can see how cowboys and gamblers of the Old West played their hands. We bet you'll enjoy the experience.
"THE FLUFF HISTORY IS MADE OF: A Photo Essay"
From fur and feathers to horns and hooves, there's no doubt about it: throughout history animals have been warm and wonderful companions to their human masters. See how Kansans have enjoyed their pets in the past.
"PATTERNS OF HISTORY: A CENTURY OF WOMEN'S FASHIONS"
With hoopskirts and high collars, crinolines and corsets, women's fashion has always reflected social and cultural change. So, just how and why have women been so decked out during the past decades?
THE HERITAGE TRAVELER: "Down the Road to Clark County"
You'll find the spirit of the West among the rugged hills and open range.
VOICES FROM THE HEARTLAND: "Elephant Hunt"
Yes, Kansas is known for its tornadoes and dust storms, but few people know that around 1918 Kansas had a real elephant hunt complete with guns, a real live elephant to chase, and the elephant doing some chasing.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Charles Goslin: He blends history and art to offer his audience A Brush With the Past.
Eva Jessye: From the day she was born her life was a "Hallelujah."
Take home a piece of history! Featured on this page are just a few of the unique and finely crafted gifts available from the Musem Store at the Kansas History Center.
YOU'RE LIVING HISTORY: Let history come alive for you and your family!
Look for some exciting happenings to come with the Kansas Historical Society!
PRESENTING THE PAST
A calendar of Kansas-related activities with historical connections through June.
As today, children of the past grew up with an assortment of ponies, dogs, and cats to keep them company, and at times they had some unusual "friends," such as raccoons, deer, and other wildlife. Obviously the pony in this 1940s photo is a favorite of these two little Kansas cowpokes who dressed up in their fancy outfits to have their picture taken. We thank June Bork of Huntington Beach, California, for donating this "lasting impression," which we hope calls to mind some of your favorite pets from your childhood days.