Sunflower Journeys Program 1611
Kansas Highway Patrol: Sunflower Journeys looks at the history of the Kansas Highway Patrol. See how bootlegging and other criminal industries created the need for a force to protect Kansas roads.Kansas National Guard: Explore the changing role of the Kansas National Guard. The Guard began as a militia to protect communities during the bloody territorial period. Now, the Kansas National Guard serves a dual role as a military force abroad as well as protection for civilians right here in Kansas. Volunteer Firefighters: Sunflower Journeys heads to a small town southwest of Topeka to meet some of the men and women of the Dover Volunteer Fire Department. When communities can’t afford a paid fire department, these ordinary citizens become trained volunteers.
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