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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Kansas Genealogical Society to meet

  •      The Kansas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. July 14 in the upper level meeting room at the Village Square Mall, Dodge City.  The program, “Settling the Sea of Grass: Many Communities, One State” will be the presentation and discussion by Dr. Jay M. Price, Professor of History at Wichita State University.


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  •      The Kansas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. July 14 in the upper level meeting room at the Village Square Mall, Dodge City.  The program, “Settling the Sea of Grass: Many Communities, One State” will be the presentation and discussion by Dr. Jay M. Price, Professor of History at Wichita State University.
         The Great Plains may be described as a collection of communities, existing like self-contained islands in an enormous sea of earth, grass, and sky.  In many states, a major population and transportation hub serves to tie its citizens together.  In Kansas, though, the population is scattered among communities that are distinct, and often quite independent, from one another.
         Dr. Price, is chairman of the Department of History at WSU and directs the Public History program.  His works include "Wichita, 1860-1930," and "El Dorado! Legacy of an Oil Boom." He has co-authored "Wichita’s Legacy of Flight," "The Cherokee Strip Land Rush," "Wichita’s Lebanese Heritage," and "Kansas: In the Heart of Tornado Alley."  His current research also includes a major study of U.S. religious architecture c. 1945-1965 titled "Temples for a Modern God."
         He is currently on the board of the Kansas Humanities Council, the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum and the Kansas State Historic Sites Board of Review.  The Kansas Humanities Council makes the presentation possible. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. There will be prizes and refreshments.  The Mall meeting room is next door to GNC and across from United Wireless.

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