Keep Calm Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Print Art 11x17. $14.99, via Etsy.
Strong Hall at KU (Administrative offices). I stood in a lot of lines in this place.
KU Campanile & Potter's Lake, 1968.
Underground tunnel at 8th Street in Kansas City
European immigrants came to Kansas City looking for work in the meat packaging industry. They settled in the strawberry "Patch". A flood in 1903 provided the impetus to move up ground to the "Hill". Known as Strawberry Hill, this community was enriched by the customs, beliefs, and proud heritage of its people. Along with them came their traditional dessert known as Povitica (swirled bread). in 1984, using his mother's beloved Povitica recipe and her "secrets", Harley started the Strawb...
April 18, 2010: Immigrants from Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, and other central European countries came to America, making Kansas City their new home. When a flood forced many families to move to higher ground, they stumbled upon a hill, in which they called Strawberry Hill, named for its strawberry patches. In1887,…
Collection of neat pictures from Strawberry Hill neighborhood.
Memories of a Kansas City neighborhood are captured in these fanciful paintings by artist Marijana Grisnik.
Lawrence Journal World article about povitica. Not actually hard to pronounce. POH-vuh-TEETZ-suh
Strawberry Hill Potivica Company website. Povitica is a type of Croatian dessert bread. It also happens to be wonderful.
Located behind the church, at 414 Barnett Ave, is the St John’s Catholic Club. Built in 1925, the club aimed to keep Croatian men off the streets and out of trouble. Inside the club there is a bar, pool table, and a 6 lane bowling alley. There are still active leagues and the building can be rented out for functions.
Image of article about tearing down homes in Strawberry Hill neighborhood. This page is an interesting personal history of Croatian Kansas City written by local photographer Don Wolf.
Part of the building housing the Strawberry Hill Museum was is an elaborate Queen Ann style mansion built by the Cruise family in 1887. In 1919 it was purchased by St John's Catholic parish, expanded by more than 100% and served as the St. John the Baptist Children's Home until 1988. Today, portions of the building have been beautify restored to the Victorian age, the chapel and one of the nuns' cells are unchanged, and the balance of the building is dedicated to the neighborhood's Slavic he...
Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Association page. This is an old picture of the Strawberry Hill community.
Don Wolf, a local photographer, is in my opinion a very talented and interesting person. He is from the local Kansas City Croatian neighborhood Strawberry Hill, which was partially demolished years ago for the construction of the I-70 project. He does a lot of neat stuff to support Croatian orphanages.
A Murderous Tale of Scandal & Treasure in Galena, KS
Kansas Capitol Mural
Eisenhower on D-Day.
Kansas in 1900.
John Brown, American (Kansan) Hero