Eccentric Kansas: Tales from Atchison to Winfield

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Kansas has tales as extraordinary as its plains, although the stories behind the legends are sometimes lost to time. Discover the history of the state’s world-class violinist, homemade airplane and alleged volcano. Iola’s Mad Bomber blew up the town’s saloons after a hangover. The bulletproof and most “extinctest” creature lurked in sinkholes outside Inman. Hunters in Stafford County learned to leave out enormous quantities of food for local hermit Pelican Pete. Join author Roger Ringer as he delves into these and other facts behind the myths of the Sunflower State.
ISBN: 9781467144230
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Images: 38
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Roger Ringer is a lifelong Kansan. He is a member of the Western Music Association and the Cowboy Storytellers Association of the Western Plains. He has also served as a historic interpreter at the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita. In addition to his poetry, Roger has published a volume on little-known Kansas history, Kansas Oddities. He still lives in the Gypsum Hills of south-central Kansas and continues to research and find stories of Kansas that have been forgotten and need to be saved.
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