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Louise Brooks, actress, born in Cherryvale, November 14, 1906James Naismith, invented basketball, coached at University of Kansas, born November 6, 1961Potawatomi Trail of Death ends in Kansas, November 4, 1838



Gordon Parks was a man of innumerable talents. Born in Fort Scott November 30, 1912, his photographs depict African Americans during the Civil Rights movement. He created a motion picture of his autobiography and composed a ballet on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In 1939 Thanksgiving around the nation was moved a week earlier to accommodate extra shopping days. Kansans resisted the national effort and kept their holiday on November 30.

Thanksgiving parade, Cimmarron, 1936

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