Sunflower Journeys Program 1711
Harry Sinclair: Learn about the life of oil mogul Harry Sinclair. From his father’s drugstore in Independence, Kansas, young Sinclair headed for Oklahoma Territory to find his fortune in the oil fields where he struck “black gold” and built a petroleum empire. Coal Miners: Venture to southeastern Kansas to see what life was like for deep-shaft coalminers. From dangerous working environments beneath the earth, to the difficult existence in the mining camps, coalminers endured countless hardships. Fuel Crops: Find out about the latest developments in fuel crops. Products like ethanol, which is derived from corn, and biodiesel, made from soybeans, are already in use in Kansas. Learn about the benefits and uses of these renewable fuel sources.
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