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History in action — during the Freedom Festival

Osawatomie, August 30th, 1856: Abolitionist John Brown led an army of about 40 men to defend this Anti-Slavery town against a 300-strong Pro-Slavery army. You may watch this battle in action while you are on the location! More specifically, you may watch the reenactment of the historic “Battle of Osawatomie,” at 4 p.m. , Saturday September …

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One story each — Kansas Museum of History celebrates 105 Counties

______________________ Topeka Frank Melbourne came to Kansas in the late 1800’s to present himself as “The Rain Wizard.” He declared to be the answer to the drought folks in western Kansas suffered at the time. Mr. Melbourne traveled from town to town, and put up dramatic shows to demonstrate how he could make rain. This is …

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