Wall telephones linked five to seven neighbors who shared the same line. When the phone rang everybody's phone rang the same series of Morse-code-like rings that let everyone on the line know just exactly what family was receiving a call.
In Cold Blood
Best selling book, "In Cold Blood," has been published in more than 30 languages. It tells the story of two ex-convicts on parole from the state penitentiary murdering a Kansas farm family.
Route 66 cup
"The Mother Road," which helped provide the setting for John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" in the 1930s loops into Kansas. Route 66 covers 13.2 miles in the far southeast corner of the state.
101 Ranch boot jack
Named for its cattle brand, the 101 ranch was established by Col. George Washington Miller in 1879. It straddled the Kansas/Oklahoma state line and was one of the great ranches of the West. It was best known for hiring black cowboys. Among them: rodeo great Bill Pickett; Henry Clay, the cowboy who taught Will Rogers roping tricks; George Hooker, a trick rider; and Lon Sealey, an expert bull-dogger.
Rugged frontiersmen, Pony Express rider, Army Scout, author and entertainer, "Buffalo Bill" Cody earned his nickname from a 17-month stint with the Kansas Pacific Railroad. He was hired to feed construction crews and killed more than 4,000 buffalo.
Kansas Masonic Home Wichita showing the original home of Robert Lawrence's Maplewood on the corner. A fire in late December 1916 destroyed almost all the campus. The Masons rebuilt, making the campus more modern-looking with white stucco buildings and distinctive red-tiled roofs.