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Hand-painted Christmas cardChristmas on a Card Play Audio
Dec. 19, 2007

Some people get into Christmas more than others. Louis Glynn spent the whole year, every year, hand-painting 500 cards for friends and family.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Bill Richardson
Running time 00:20:38

Aluminum Christmas treeAn Aluminum Tree Christmas Play Audio
Dec. 5, 2007

This luminous relic from the 1950s was used in a western Kansas home.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Mike Huckabee
Running time 00:19:14

Ballot boxWar, With a Twist Play Audio
Nov. 21, 2007

Hear about a ballot box that survived both the Kansas county seat wars and a tornado. Election results were literally up in the air.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to John Edwards
Running time 00:24:28

Prison guard uniformPrison Town Play Audio
Nov. 7, 2007

Four prisons are located in Leavenworth County. This guard uniform was used at the oldest one--the Kansas State Penitentiary.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Ron Paul
Running time 00:20:44

Jaguar skinTeddy's Jag Play Audio
Oct. 26, 2007

William Allen White's BFF, President Theodore Roosevelt, gave this jaguar rug to the family after a dangerous trip to the Amazon.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Joe Biden
Running time 00:23:44

Inscribed book by Edna FerberAutographed Ferber Books Play Audio
Oct. 10, 2007

Edna Ferber inscribed and dedicated these books to renowned Kansas journalist William Allen White.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to John McCain
Running time 00:18:38

Cancer serum clinic signCure for Cancer Serum Play Audio
Sept. 26, 2007

A Kansas City doctor claimed to have found a cure for cancer in the 1920s. Only problem was, it didn't work.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Hillary Clinton
Running time 00:18:38

Civil War presentation revolverCivil War Saber & Pistols Play Audio
Sept. 12, 2007

Glitzy pistols and a fancy Civil War saber "presented as a token of his soldierly qualities."
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Fred Thompson
Running time 00:16:38

Flint Hills Rodeo chapsHides of Nauga Play Audio
Aug. 29, 2007

Naugahyde chaps made by a member of Kansas' rodeo royalty.
Six Degrees / Election 2008: W.A. White to Barack Obama
Running time 00:17:32

Golf clubsGolfing With Cows Play Audio
Aug. 15, 2007

Golfing hazards in Topeka 100 years ago included cattle and their byproducts. Talk about mashies!
Six Degrees: W.A. White to Aaron Burr
Running time 00:16:34

Santee track shoeLone Shoe Play Audio
Aug. 1, 2007

In the 1950s, runners from around the globe challenged the four-minute mile barrier. Among them was Wes Santee, a Kansas farm boy who found sure footing in this track shoe.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to J.K. Rowling
Running time 00:21:32

Town baseball uniformNarkaleptic Play Audio
July 18, 2007

This Kansas baseball story won't put you to sleep! Hear how the Narka team emulated the St. Louis Cardinals.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to Paris Hilton
Running time 00:20:56

Jess Willard's boxing gloves45 Rounds Play Audio
Jul. 4, 2007

Here's some knockout boxing gear used by world heavyweight champion (and Kansan) Jess Willard.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to "Gone With the Wind"
Running time 00:17:40

Topeka Aces uniformUncomfortable Socks Play Audio
June 20, 2007

A Topeka woman wore this wool basketball uniform for the Aces in the 1920s. Scratchy clothing wasn't the only difficulty encountered by women in sports, though.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to Tom Cruise
Running time 00:16:34

Football helmet used by 8-man teamEight is Enough Play Audio
June 6, 2007

Fielding a team is tough when your community's population is in decline. Learn how eight-man football keeps the drive alive.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to the Lunar Landing
Running time 00:18:14

Drafting tableA Tale of Two Fieldhouses Play Audio
May 23, 2007

Drafting table on which an engineer helped designed Kansas' best-known sports arenas--Ahearn Fieldhouse at Kansas State University, and Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to "The Legend of Zelda"
Running time 00:20:18

Olympic Village letter, 1936Iron Horse of Kansas Play Audio
May 9, 2007

Learn of the amazing connection between Kansas runner Glenn Cunningham, Adolph Hitler, and the 1936 Olympics.
Running time 00:18:12

Silver baseball trophy, 1860sGive the Ball a Ride Play Audio
Apr. 25, 2007

A giant wooden bat and silver baseball trophy from an 1860s game in Kansas.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to the Titanic
Running time 00:14:34

Fencing masks and foilsSmacked by Napoleon Play Audio
Apr. 11, 2007

Elegant swordplay in Kansas? Believe it. This fencing equipment was used by a German social club in Topeka.
Six Degrees: W.A. White to Sitting Bull
Running time 00:14:56

Food tin from Civil Defense survival kitFallout Food Play Audio
Mar. 28, 2007

Cold War survival kits from the 1950s included cans of granulated synthetic protein--yum!
Six Degrees: W.A. White to Anderson Cooper
Running time 00:16:18

Dorothy from Wizard of Oz pin setFlying Monkeys Play Audio
Mar. 14, 2007

Populist manifesto or just plain fun? Learn the real story behind L. Frank Baum's book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
Six Degrees: W.A. White to the San Francisco Earthquake
Running time 00:19:18

Knife from Bender farmBloody Benders Play Audio
Feb. 28, 2007

Death stalked the highways in 1870s Kansas. Was this knife used to commit murder, or only to spread butter?
Six Degrees of William Allen White: Listen to our first "Six Degrees" challenge, connecting the famous Kansas journalist to The Shining.
Running time 00:18:10

Chainsaw chairState Stump Play Audio Tour
Feb. 14, 2007

What do you get when you combine a cottonwood tree and a chainsaw artist? The state stump!
Running time 00:17:08

Waconda Springs jugSomething in the Water Play Audio
Jan. 31, 2007

This jug was owned by a frequent visitor to a Kansas sanitarium. He may have been a victim of bizarre water treatments, or a resort playboy who enjoyed a good bath.
Running time 00:15:12

WWI memorial cardFatherland Play Audio
Jan. 17, 2007

This memorial card for a fallen World War I soldier is printed in German. Was this Kansas boy a German sympathizer?
Running time 00:16:10

Moon rocks being presented to Kansas governorMoon Rocks Play Audio
Jan. 3, 2007

Moon rocks, or rather gravel, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Running time 00:17:18


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