Scene from a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl.  Drifts of sand pile up beside the barns and farmhouse against the barren backdrop of drought-ravaged Kansas in this 1936 photograph

Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm; March photo by Arthur Rothstein

Extremely rare CDV of young Will Bill Hickok while in his Kansas days. Photographed by T. Smith, Topeka, Kansas c. 1871.

Extremely rare CDV of young Wild Bill Hickok while in his Kansas days. Photographed by T. Smith, Topeka, Kansas, c.

Cowboys in Kansas history

Most cowboys were young men, in their late teens or early and single. One definition of a "cowboy" was "anybody with guts and a horse." They needed to be strong to survive the harsh conditions of trail life.

Rural Electrification reaches Kansas, April 1, 1938

Notable Events in Kansas History - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society

Cowboys

"Old West Cowboy" photos, Part 1 (but without Spencers) ***Photos Added***

Kansas history: 1861-1891 / LJWorld.com . . . Kansas first governor, Charles Robinson

Kansas history: / First Kansas governor, Charles Robinson

International Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday in Liberal, 1960s

International Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday in Liberal,

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, with Kansas Governor Harry Woodring, 1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States, with Kansas Governor Harry Woodring, 1932

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Read Kansas! cards

Best known for her book series titled "Little House on the Prairie." Read the rest of her story on The History Nut.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to a crowd at his homecoming celebration in Abilene, Kansas, after his retirement from active military service on May 31, 1952. Visible is an American flag and flag bunting on the speaker's podium.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to a crowd at his homecoming celebration in Abilene, Kansas, after his retirement from active military service on May Visible is an American flag and flag bunting on the speaker's podium.

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