Sunflower Journeys Program 1401
The Victory Highway: KC Star columnist and Newshour with Jim Lehrer contributor, Jim Fisher talks to Sunflower Journeys about his favorite Kansas roadways, including US Highway 40. Fisher comments on the history of Kansas travel, as well as why he loves the state. Kansas Springs: Sunflower Journeys stops in Big Springs, a town that was once a watering hole for travelers on the Oregon Trail. Here Sunflower Journeys looks at a project by the Kansas Geological Survey to inventory the location and condition of freshwater springs in Kansas. The Bowersock Dam: Sunflower Journeys moves on to Lawrence, a town that had a vision of becoming a manufacturing city in the late 1800s. Sunflower Journeys examines the history of one key player in this movement, J.D. Bowersock, a man who harnessed the power of the Kansas River to spur the industrialization of the young Kansas town.
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