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Mamie William, Topeka educator, born December 12, 1894Abraham Lincoln visited Kansas Territory, December 2-5, 1859Clyde Cessna, Wichita aviator, born December 5, 1879

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Born December 5, 1879, Clyde Cessna formed a partnership with Lloyd Stearman and Walter Beech in Wichita in 1925. Travel Air Manufacturing Company under Cessna’s leadership became one of the nation’s leading manufacturers.

Clyde Cessna

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In December 1921 a group of southeast Kansas wives, mothers, and sisters marched from coal camp to coal camp to protest the hiring of the scab labor. They became known as the Amazon Army.

Amazon Army, 1921

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