Sunflower Journeys Program 1602
Remembering the Katy: This story remembers the M-K-T—or Katy—Railroad with a trip to an annual festival in Parsons, Kansas. The Katy was one of several railroads to compete for a route through Indian Territory, with hopes of building a line all the way to Mexico. The Ark Valley Interurban: Sunflower Journeys traces the steps of the Ark Valley Interurban, a commuter rail line that operated in south central Kansas in the early part of the 20th Century. This story also looks at other electric rail lines that served parts of southeastern Kansas. Ridin’ the Rails: Sunflower Journeys ends up in Atchison for an annual hobo reunion. This community celebration unites people from across the country who share a love of a life free from roots and far from the beaten path.
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