Kansas Trails & Rails

 

A series of monthly

Readings, Conversations, & Interpretations

facilitated by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 

Sponsored by the Edwards County Historical Society and Kinsley Library

with funding by the Kansas Humanities Council

  SCHEDULE  SUNDAYS, 2-5 p.m.

 ($10 Registration fee to be paid at first meeting)

January 12, 2014 

City of Kinsley Meeting Room

721 Marsh Ave, Kinsley

 Kansas as Crossroads

      Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 GROUP DISCUSSION

 The Road to Santa Fe

      Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 REFRESHMENTS: Edwards County Historical Society 

 

 READING:  (Click on resource for access)

      A Faithful Account of Everything:  Letters from

           Katie Bowen on the Santa Fe Trail, 1851

      Jack D. Rittenhouse, Trail of Commerce and

        Conquest: A Brief History of the Road to Santa Fe

         (Short booklet available from the library)

 WEB RESOURCES:

     Cherokee Trail

     Morman Trail

     Oregon-California Trail

     Santa Fe Trails

Bibliography of Supplemental Readings

 

March 9, 2014

Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Dodge City

    101 E. Wyatt Earp, Dodge City

 Early Kansas Railroads

    Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 

 TOUR:   Santa Fr Railroad Depot

 GROUP DISCUSSION

 GUEST SCHOLAR:  

     David Webb

       The Early Santa Fe Railroad

 REFRESHMENTS:

 

 READING:  (Click on resource for access)

     The Building of the First Kansas Railroad

     The Birth of the AT&S Railroad, Part 1

     The Birth of the AT&S Railroad, Part 2

     The Fred  & Barbara Harvey House -Leavenworth

 

Bibliography of Supplemental Readings

 

    

 

 

February 9, 2014

City of Kinsley Meeting Room

      721 Marsh Ave, Kinsley

 Overview of the Trails

      Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 GROUP DISCUSSION

 GUEST SCHOLAR:

   Juti Winchester, Ph.D. Fort Hays State University

        Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Hunting, and the

              Kansas Rails and Trail

 REFRESHMENTS: Friends of the Kinsley Library

 

 READING:  (click on resource for access)

     The Pike's Peak Gold Rush and the Smoky Hill Route

     Remember the Historic Smoky Hill Trail

     Pike's Peak Express Companies, Part I

     Pike's Peak Express Companies, Part II

     A Stage Ride to Colorado

 WEB RESOURCES:

     Pony Express

Bibliography of Supplemental Reading

 

 

April 6 2014

City of Kinsley Meeting Room

      721 Marsh Ave, Kinsley

 Cattle Trails and Cow Towns

     Presented by Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D.

 

 GROUP DISCUSSION

 GUEST SCHOLARS:

    Gary and Margaret Kraisinger, authors of:

       The Western:  The Greatest Texas Cattle

                Trail, 1874-1886

 REFRESHMENTS: Friends of the Kinsley Library

 

 READING: 

    No short outside readings beyond looking at

    the websites listed below.

 WEB RESOURCES:

     Great Western Cattle Trail

     Cattle Trails and TV Program

     Kansas Cow Towns

 Bibliography of Supplemental Readings


ONLINE REGISTRATION

Join with other interested people to

gain understanding of the various trails

and railroads that traversed Kansas

using a wide variety of resources including:

  • Conversation and discussion with Dr. Leo Oliva

  • Readings in scholarly articles, period letters, books & documents

  • Tours of Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Dodge City

  • Supplementary presentations by experts:

             David Webb

      

             Juti Winchester, Ph.D.

 

             Gary & Margaret Kraisinger

 

For questions call library at  620-659-3341

or EMAIL:  director@kinsleylibrary.info

 

 

This program is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council,

a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the

history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.