Category: History

All aboard…for downtown Railfest

August 29, 2018 | By Amy Geiszler-Jones

3rd annual Railfest features train rides This year’s Railfest offers a rare opportunity to ride the rails in downtown Wichita.  Volunteers with the Great Plains Transportation Museum, located at 700 E. Douglas across from Union Station, have restored the museum’s 1934 Whitcomb locomotive.  It will pull several of the museum’s vintage cabooses during the third […]

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Tremont Street: Lusty, boozy, bloody

| By Joe Stumpe

  If you look at a map of Wichita today, you won’t find Tremont Street. In its time, though, it was one of the city’s best-known thoroughfares.  Indeed, Tremont was notorious across the Southwest for commercialized vice – prostitution, liquor and gambling – plus the usual array of felonies and misdemeanors associated with those pursuits. […]

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Who do you think you are? Seven generations to choose from

August 9, 2018 | By Miranda Allen

  By Miranda Allen What’s the matter with kids today? Why won’t anyone listen to me?  They are so lazy and have no work ethic!  They are so stuck in their ways! How often have you heard these familiar lines? If you’re like most of us it’s often.  We have a unique occurrence where seven […]

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