Sunflower Journeys Program 1301

Sunflower Journeys Program 1301

  • $ 1000

Gage Park, Topeka: Sunflower Journeys heads to a celebration of the centennial of Gage Park in Topeka, which was donated to the city in 1899 in memory of one of its founding fathers. As part of a “Celebrate 2000” project, the Topeka Capital-Journal and its associates sponsored a day full of special events at the park. American Royal, Kansas City: In the same year as Topeka received the gift of Gage Park, a popular annual event in Kansas City was inaugurated. This story presents some of the festivities associated with the centennial of The American Royal, which has become an extended series of events celebrating the agrarian and equestrian heritage of the region. Museum of Telephony: 1899 also marked the beginning of a small telephone company in central Kansas that eventually grew to become the Sprint Corporation. Founded by C.L. Brown, the history of United Telephone and the early days of the telecommunications industry come to life with a visit to The Museum of Telephony in Abilene.

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