Kansas Day

Joe Basso of Abilene, dressed as a Civil War era soldier, gives a history lesson during the Kansas Day celebration Saturday at the Dickinson County Heritage Center. Rather than holding a statehood ball as has been done for years, the historical society decided to use the setting of the museum to show how early Kansas pioneers would have celebrated in 1861.

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Greetings from Iowa - my ancestors migrated from Pleasantville, IA to central Kansas. I attend the Des Moines Civil War Rountable and enjoy the political and social history of the time period. Wife and I remain Jayhawkers at heart. in 20th century terminology perhaps we are more 'Shockers"...than Jayhawks...or Wildcats...but it is always 'dear old Kansas'.

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