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1. In the early 20th century a mining boom started in Kansas with lead mines. The area centered around the geological area known as the ________?
2. To protect miners going to the Colorado gold fields, an army fort was established on Big Creek, half way between the Saline and Smoky Hill rivers.
3. Kansas was home to many famous lawmen. Which of these was a fictional lawman in Kansas?
4. Due to railroad land grants 20 miles either side of the track and recruiting settlers from Europe, ethnic settlements dotted western Kansas. Which of these settlements was called the "Czech capitol of Kansas"?
5. After the Civil War migrating former slaves founded Black farming communities in western Kansas. The most famous one was __________?
6. During a whistle stop tour, presidential campaign candidate William Jennings Bryan referred to a native stone church as the "Cathedral of the Plains" The church is located in the town of ____________?
7. George Grant was a Scotsman gentleman that founded a town in Ellis county named for Queen Victoria. One of his many accomplishments was to introduce British cattle into the United States. What was the breed introduced by George Grant?
8. Kansas has sent very strong women to Congress. The first represented Hays, Kansas in Congress in 1935-36. Who was she?
9. Standing 5'5" tall and weighing a slight 120 pounds he didn't look like a famous general. He is one of the greatest generals that few remember, but one of the two army camps at Ft Riley is named after him. One of three Kansans to win the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Philippines.
10. The Populist party was very strong in Kansas. Who advised farmers to "raise more hell and less corn".
Source: Author LTCJ
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