At a time when shooting was America's second most popular spectator sport (after horse racing), Annie Oakley (1860-1926) was the superstar. She was born Phoebe Ann Moses in Darke County, Ohio. Her family was extremely poor, and she learned . . . — — Map (db m66063) HM
The Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Kansas
honors Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody,
a Master Mason, a York Rite Mason,
a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shrine Mason
Born 1846, Died 1917
March, A.D. 2005, AL 6005 — — Map (db m65982) HM
For over 300 years -- from 1541 to 1853 -- the role of the military in Kansas was one of discovery.
The first Europeans in what is now Kansas were Spanish soldiers led in 1541 by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. They failed to find cities of . . . — — Map (db m66127) HM
At the end of the Ice Age, about 9000 years ago, people hunted wooly mammoths and ancient bison on the plains of what is now Kansas. They used spears and atlatls, or throwing sticks, and they made beautiful stone points from native flint. They . . . — — Map (db m66121) HM
This native Logan County sandstone boulder is millions of years old. It was removed May, 1988, from outcroppings near Nickel Mine Spring on the Challis ranchland 12 miles southwest of Russell Springs. It is dedicated to the enrichment of the . . . — — Map (db m66030) HM
Legends are sometimes too good to be true, but Buffalo Bill was the real thing. He was born William Frederick Cody in a log cabin in Iowa in 1846, grew up on the plains of Kansas, and fought for the Union during the Civil War as a trooper . . . — — Map (db m116885) HM
Buffalo Bill's legend was born right here! The site of the legendary buffalo hunt between Buffalo Bill Cody and Medicine Bill Comstock is just ten miles west of where you now stand.
It was the summer of 1868. Bill Cody had just . . . — — Map (db m65986) HM
Over 100 million years ago, during the cretaceous era, Kansas was covered by a vast ocean. Dramatic natural features, such as the Monument Rocks, are remains of that ancient seabed.
Since the 1870s, fossil hunters have searched the chalk beds . . . — — Map (db m66099) HM
The death knell of the buffalo sounded when men got to hunting them for their hides only.., and they did, recklessly, ruthlessly.
- William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
There may have been as many as 30 million bison on the North American . . . — — Map (db m66124) HM