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Carry Nation - Just One of the Kansas Stories in New Exhibit: "105 Counties, 105 Stories"

Temperance advocate and Medicine Lodge resident Carrie A. Nation changed the spelling of her name to "Carry" A. Nation and used her name to "carry" the nation to enact prohibition.

A new exhibit opens today (FRI) at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. It's called 105 Counties, 105 Stories. In creating the exhibit, one main story was selected from each of the state's 105 counties. One of the stories chosen to represent Barber County, in south-central Kansas, involves Carry Nation and the Temperance Movement. Guest commentator Bobbie Athon tells us more about this feisty and fearless woman from Medicine Lodge.

Guest Commentator Bobbie Athon is a lifelong Kansan and the communications director for the Kansas Historical Society. Her essays about important Kansans are part of an occasional history series on Kansas Public Radio.  
The story of anti alcohol crusader Carry Nation is just one of the 105 stories featured in the new exhibit titled 105 Counties, 105 Stories, which opens today (FRI) at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. Other stories feature rain wizards, war heroes, artists, business ventures, hard times and happy days. Discover all these distinctive stories from every corner of the state at the Kansas Museum of History. The exhibit runs through February 2, 2020.

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