Welcome to the Land of “Ahs!” — KANSAS!
Getting off the “beaten track” in Kansas can lead to a number of great destinations, a wealth of history, and a number of fascinating tales and legends.
From the wild and wooly cowtowns of Kansas to the “Bleeding Kansas” days prior to the Civil War, Native American legacies, and the Overland Trails, Kansas is an exciting place for the history buff and features numerous museums and historical sites commemorating its heritage.
For those looking for scenery and wildlife, travelers will be happy to know that Kansas provides 12 scenic byways, six nature reserves, and more than two dozen state parks.
While Kansas provides much more than the typical traveler might anticipate, Legends of Kansas focuses primarily on the state’s rich history, its legends, and tales, out of the way places, and every little nook and cranny that Kansans call home.
Working with several historic books, including; Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History published in 1912; History of the State of Kansas, published in 1883, and Kansas, A Guide to the Sunflower State, written by authors of the Federal Writer’s Project and published in 1939; we endeavor to provide both the history and the updates of these many locations. Much of the information will come directly from these books and many of the stories have already been published on our parent site, Legends of America.
Legends of Kansas; however, digs deeper than what we offer on our larger site, providing yet more glimpses into Kansas’ places, people, and history.
By Kathy Weiser-Alexander
“Hey all, you guys did a top-notch job on all the prints I ordered and they just put my 1800’s saloon over the top! I was so impressed by the quality and the packaging. Thank you again, we will be forever Arizona customers!” – Jamie
Did You Know?
Fort Leavenworth, located in northeast Kansas, is the oldest active army post west of the Mississippi River. It was established in 1827 on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. The United States Army installation occupies 5,600 acres and 7,000,000 square feet of space in 1,000 buildings and 1,500 quarters. It is located on the Frontier Military Scenic Byway (U.S. Route 69 and K-7 corridor), which was originally a military road connecting to Fort Scott, Kansas and Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Legends of Kansas, as well as our parent site, Legends of America, is comprised of just the two of us — Dave & Kathy, who have a love of history, travel, and a desire to share it with the world!
Though we are a small Mom & Pop “shop”, we have decades of customer service & business experience between the two us — in both large and small organizations. With an entrepreneurial dream, we launched Legends of America in 2003. Kathy grew up in Kansas and met Dave in Overland Park, where both lived in the vicinity. Just a few years after establishing Legends of America, Legends of Kansas was born.
You’ll find, with just an email, phone call, or order, that our customer service is Over the Top!!
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