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Few Kansans have made as great an impact on world history as Dwight D. Eisenhower. Born October 14, 1890, he was Supreme Allied Commander in charge of the planning and execution of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944. He served as 34th President of the United States from 1952 to 1958.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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One of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War was fought in in Linn County. The Battle of Mine Creek October 25, 1864, resulted in 94 Union men wounded, 15 killed, and one captured. Confederate losses were greater at 250 wounded, 300 killed, and 600 captured

Battle of Mine Creek

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