Category Archives: History

Contiguous Geographic Center of the United States of America, Lebanon – Kansas Tuesdays September 17, 2019

As I try to spread out Kansas Tuesdays to different parts of Kansas, I chose Smith County, in the north, for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. There are a few different things listed for Smith County, mostly in the area … Continue reading

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Latest Chandrayaan-2 Update – Space Saturdays September 14, 2019

I started this post yesterday and am posting it later today on the possibility that some good news will happen. The latest update appears to be that NASA is trying to help India out in contacting the lander. In addition, … Continue reading

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El Quartelejo Ruins and Museum, Scott City – Kansas Tuesdays September 10, 2019

In doing research for attractions for Kansas Tuesdays in Scott County or Ness County, I came across El Quartelejo (or El Cuartelejo) Ruins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Quartelejo_Ruins. The ruins are north of Scott City. The museum is in Scott CIty. Looks like I will … Continue reading

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Chandrayaan-2 Update – Space Saturdays September 7, 2019

I started this post shortly after hearing about the likelihood the Chandrayaan-2  likely had crashed. When I checked about 2 hours ago, there were a few still holding hope there was a communication problem and the lander had successfully landed. … Continue reading

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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park – Kansas Tuesdays September 3, 2019

I saw Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead on the YouTube video I posted earlier today – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/10-best-travel-destinations-in-kansas-usa-youtube-video/ and decided this was a good fit for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. Website: https://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/deanna-rose-childrens-farmstead/ Hours and Fees Hours The Farmstead is open 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Chandrayaan-2 Space Saturdays August 31, 2019

I first mentioned Chandrayaan-2 in this post, Chandrayaan-1 Space Saturdays April 20, 2019. It successfully launched July 22, 2019 and is scheduled to land on the Moon September 7, 2019 – https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan2-home-0 and  https://earthsky.org/space/india-chandrayaan-2-due-to-land-moon-sept-7-2019. Here’s to a successful landing. This will … Continue reading

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FindMyPast Fridays August 29, 2019

I noticed this yesterday on FindMyPast – https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/add-new-scottish-branches-to-your-family-tree. Search new additions from Scotland and Lancashire Add new Scottish branches to your family tree. Here is what’s new this Findmypast Friday:   Scotland, Newspaper Birth Notices   Over 121,000 new records … Continue reading

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Nazi POW Camp, Concordia – Kansas Tuesdays August 27, 2019

I went with the Nazi POW Camp in Concordia, Kansas for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post – https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/16021 Website: http://powcampconcordia.org/ 360 Wichita: No listing located https://www.360wichita.com/ Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/ Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/ Big Kansas … Continue reading

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14 reasons you need to visit FGS 2019 – FindMyPast August 15, 2019

I missed this the other day, but saw it on FindMyPast today –14 reasons you need to visit FGS 2019: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/fgs-conference-2019. 14 reasons you need to visit FGS 2019 We can’t wait for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2019. … Continue reading

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Rapunzel’s Pirate Tower Ruin of Victoria Beach, Laguna Beach, California – Weirdness Wednesdays August 21, 2019

Appears to be pirates theme this month – yesterday was Backyard Pirate Ship, Overbrook – Kansas Tuesdays August 20, 2019 and Teach’s Hole – Blackbeard Exhibit and Pyrate Specialty Shoppe, Ocracoke – North Carolina Thursdays August 8, 2019. I saw … Continue reading

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