Visit Crawford County Historical Museum in Pittsburg, Kansas for the fastest growing Wild West Show in Southeast Kansas, April 28th and 29th.
Miners Hall Museum presents: “The Emergence of the Railroad in Rural Kansas”
April 23 at 2p at Miners Hall Museum: Learn the impact of the railway on McCune and Cherokee, Kansas.
McCune featured as Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit
While this community was not a Coal Camp, it was a hub for area coal camps. This exhibit runs from April 1-June 24, with special programs on April 23, May 21 and June 11.
Diversity Week hosted by PSU student organizations
Students in a variety of organizations are collaborating to hold Pittsburg State University’s first Diversity Week with several events open to the public.
Experience the world at the International Food and Culture Fair
Guests can once again go around the world in a few hours when the International Student Association at Pittsburg State University hosts the annual International Food and Culture Fair on Saturday, March 4, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Stilwell History
The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan…
Historically preserved buildings with beautiful architecture. Gorilla statues and other monuments, plus murals. Whatever your interest, Crawford County, Kansas has it.
Myth Or Fact?: Diamonds Are Made From Coal
Southeast Kansas and, in particular, Crawford County have a strong history in coal mining and the question, “Are diamonds made from coal?” often arises when discussing the topic.
World Radio Day (2/13): Making (radio) waves in Crawford County at KKOW
Originally posted February 12, 2017 to celebrate World Radio Day on February 13 Today a local favorite among country listeners,…
Southeast Kansas once looked and acted like the rest of the state, with prairies and farms as far as the eye could see. The search for coal changed everything.
National Bootlegger’s Day (1/17): Staying Wet in a Dry Land
Rich soil and wine making traditions of immigrants positioned Eastern Kansas to rival California’s Wine Country. 67 years of Kansas Prohibition changed that.
January 14, 1914 – 6 killed in Mulberry mining accident
On January 14, 1914, six men were killed in an accident at a deep shaft mine one mile south of Mulberry, Kansas.
National Spaghetti Day (1/4): History of Pallucca’s Meat Market and Deli
Originally posted January 3, 2017 To celebrate National Spaghetti Day on January 4, we took a visit to Pallucca’s Meat…
The Amazon Army
Protesting unfit working conditions in area mines, thousands of women marched to block them. It’s a story that made statewide and national headlines.
Gorilla Capital of the World
What started as a pep club in 1920, then became the nation’s only college with a gorilla as its mascot, has now grown into a phenomenon.
Labor Day in Crawford County: Social Progress of the Everyday Worker
Labor Day began as part of the late 19th century Labor Movement, becoming a national holiday in 1894 as “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Italian Bread: A Crawford County Flavor of Life
While Crawford County may be known nationally for its tasty fried chicken, another food could be even more popular in the area.
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