For those of you who are looking for inspiration on how to observe the World War I Centennial or just want to a starting point for understanding the role of Kansas in the Great War, may I recommend the Autumn 2006 issue of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains?
This special issue includes articles on the “All Kansas” 353rd Infantry; Camp Funston at Fort Riley; Kansas Nurse Florence Edith Hemphill; Henry Allen defending Kansas troops; Kansas football played among the troops; and Kansas World War I memorials.
The authors include past and present staff of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Eli Paul, Jonathan Casey and Doran Cart; additional articles by Sandra Reddish, Robert H. Ferrell, and Steven Trout.
For more information and to read the articles online, click here: http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-history-autumn-2006/12428
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