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Cultivating America’s Bread Basket Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
Cultivating America’s Bread Basket Marker
Kansas (Stafford County), Hudson — Cultivating America’s Bread BasketAgriculture on the Prairie
When settlers came to the prairie in the 1870s, they learned from the land that grasses grew better than any other crop here. In 1874, Russian Mennonite immigrants brought seeds of Turkey Red winter wheat from the Russian steppes. Well . . . — Map (db m64254) HM
Kansas (Stafford County), Quivira National Wildlife Refuge — A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System
1903 • Pelican Island established in Florida 1905 • Congress establishes the Wichita Mountains Forest and Game Preserve 1908 • National Bison Range established in Montana 1912 • National Elk Refuge established in Wyoming 1918 • . . . — Map (db m64274) HM
Kansas (Stafford County), Saint John — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m95334) HM
Kansas (Stafford County), Saint John — Surviving the Dirty ThirtiesRecipe for Hard Times

Combine major drought, high summer temperatures, too much land under cultivation, and strong prairie winds. Throw in rock-bottom wheat prices and the Great Depression, and you have the recipe for the Dirty Thirties.

In the 1930s, winds . . . — Map (db m95850) HM

Kansas (Stafford County), Saint John — Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway

When you think of Kansas, what pops into your mind? Prairie? Wheat? Dorothy? The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway will forever reshape your image of this part of the "Sunflower State." This 77-mile Byway connects two of the world's . . . — Map (db m95848) HM

Kansas (Stafford County), Stafford — Farmers National BankBuilt 1905 — Shepard & Farrar, Kansas City, Mo. Architects
. . . — Map (db m40103) HM
Kansas (Stafford County), Stafford — Home on the RangeBison, Prairie Dogs, and More
"The area from Great Bend westward for a hundred miles or so was a famous hunting ground for all the plains tribes, as its excellent pasturage made it the home of vast herds of buffaloes, besides plenty of antelopes and deer." - N. H. . . . — Map (db m40105) HM

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