100 years ago in Kansas, June 19-21, 1917:
June 19, 1917
- Western Kansas women were canning Russian thistle and other tumbleweeds for greens.
June 21, 1917
- Company A, Topeka’s national guard unit of the Kansas Engineers, was ordered to active duty.
- Topekans gave diamonds, pianos–anything which could be converted into money–to the Red Cross drive.
- Charles I. Martin was appointed brigadier general of the Kansas National Guard.