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Liberal Pancake Race, Shrove Tuesday, February 14, 2015Charles Monroe Sheldon, Topeka author and minister, born February 7, 1867Langston Hughes, author and poet from Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City, born February 1, 1902



Born February 7, 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder's family moved to a cabin in southeast Kansas when she was young. Stories she and her daughter wrote based on these experiences became the popular "Little House" series of children's books.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Events in Kansas History

On February 15, 1893, the Populists blocked entry to Representative Hall, leading to the Legislative War. Republicans used sledgehammers to break down the doors and regain control.

Legislative War

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