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"Comanche" was the only 7th Cavalry survivor of the Custer Massacre in 1876.  Lots of Indians survived the battle. (Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress)
KPR Staff Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:18

Q: On display at the University of Kansas for more than 100 years, this horse is believed to have been the last surviving member of George Custer’s 7th Cavalry after the Battle of

A formal portrait of the members of the 1897 Executive Committee of the Kansas chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:56

Q: In 1885, the Kansas Legislature passed a law that required schools to teach this in the classroom. What was it?

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Front page article on the discovery of Pluto from the New York Times, March 14, 1930. (Image Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Fri, 01/30/2015 - 09:15

Q: It was in 1926 that Clyde Tombaugh decided to build his own telescope.

Wilt Chamberlain stands on the basketball court of Allen Fieldhouse, during his tenure as a Kansas Jayhawk, ca. 1955. (Photo via Spencer Research Library
KPR Staff Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:44

Q: The late Wilt Chamberlain is still the only man to ever score 100 points in an NBA game. The former Kansas Jayhawk has now been honored by the U.S.

The main business street looking north in Hugoton, Kan., 1891. (Photo Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / kansasmemory.org)
KPR Staff Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:25

Q: This southwest Kansas community is named after a French poet and writer who authored many works, including: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Samuel Ramey is pictured at left in Verdi's "Attila."
KPR Staff Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:20

Q: This professor at Wichita State University has been recognized for distinguished achievement by the editors of Opera News.

This is the inner dome with its new chandelier in the Kansas State Capitol. The original chandelier was removed during a World War II scrap metal drive. (Flickr Photo by Mike Linksvayer)
KPR Staff Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:51

Q: Inside the rotunda at the Kansas Statehouse, you'll find a replica of the massive chandelier that once hung from the capitol dome. What happened to the ORIGINAL chandelier?

(Photo by ThreeOak)
KPR Staff Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:20

Q: Traditionally… what time does Santa Claus arrive in Kansas on Christmas Eve?

KPR Staff Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:15

Q: Astronaut Ron Evans, of St. Francis, was the first Kansan to go into space. He did so as part of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon. As Command Module Pilot, his ...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:19

Q: As a West Point cadet, Dwight D. Eisenhower played football for the army, where he competed against one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Eisenhower later said th...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:15

Q: Most of the residents who live in this Kansas community actually live inside a private gated community WITHIN the city limits. This incorporated City of the 3rd Class has a l...

Lake Quivira Gate
KPR Staff Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:29

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KPR Staff Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:15

Q: In the mid 1800s, the U.S. military brought in a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism at a military installation in Kansas. The sacred rite of exorcism is designed to drive away demo...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:15

Q: The Kansas City Royals play the Orioles in Baltimore at 7 o’clock tonight in the American League Championship Series. If KC can win four more games, they’ll play in the W...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:28

Q: Most Kansans are familiar with how General Dwight D. Eisenhower, of Abilene, helped defeat Germany and Italy in World War II. Less well known is how another Kansan helped def...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:29

Q: University of Kansas Volleyball Coach Ray Bechard could rack up his 1,000th career victory during a match tonight in Lawrence. What’s the name of his Kansas hometown?
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KPR Staff Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:15

Q: The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is holding its big benefit sale – “For Your EARS Only” - at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 6 o’clock tonight, where you c...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:15

Q: Built from native limestone in 1873, it’s the oldest operating courthouse in the state of Kansas. Can you name it?

Situated in the heart of the Flint Hills,...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:54

Q: Just north of Hanover, Kan., you’ll find Hollenberg Station, the last Pony Express stop in Kansas as riders traveled west to Sacramento. If you think postage is expensive n...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:15

Q: The oldest swinging bridge in Kansas was built in 1904 – and 110 years later it’s still swinging. In which southeast Kansas town will you find this swinging bridge?
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