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Kansas Kaleidoscope - December 1999/January 2000

(Volume 3, Number 3)

Real People, Real Stories

A fun magazine for kids!

Kansas Kaleidoscope, December 1999/January 2000 Revisit 1900 as we ride into the new millenium

Life in 1900, hometown heyday

In 1900, there were more than 350 small towns and cities across Kansas.

In the News in 1900

In 1898, the United States and Spain went to war over control of Spain's colonies in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

Teddy Roosevelt Campaigns in Kansas

In 1900, William McKinley was the Republican candidate for U.S. president. His running mate, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, visited Kansas twice during the campaign.

Hospitals Open Across Kansas

One hundred years ago, most people received what medical services they needed from doctors who often visited their homes.

How the Teddy Bear Got Its Name

Have you got a favorite teddy bear? Every wonder how it came to be called the "teddy" bear?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The 1900 Bestseller

The book's story is well known. Little Doroty Gale and her dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from their drab Kansas farm home to a fairyland named Oz.

Yesterday's MTV

Do you watch MTV to learn all about new songs and performers? The popular music video television channel has only been around since 1981, but through the years, people have always found ways to enjoy their favorite tunes.

1900 Facts

Goodbye Horses and Buggies. . .Hello Automobiles

Kansans in the News in 1900

  • Swat the Fly! Bat the Rat!
  • Lewis Lindsay Dyche - Explorer and Conservationist

  • Ringing in a New Century

Kansans marked New Year's Eve 1900 - the beginning of a new century - with celebrations and special events.