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Wednesday, March 27 2013

The Jefferson Highway traversed the North American continent from north to south.  Also known as the highway from "Pine to Palm" the road runs from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada through Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana to New Orleans.  The route through Kansas generally follows the current US Highway 169 and 69 corridors.  Through Missouri, the route follows US 71. Kansas cities on the Jefferson Highway include Olathe, Paola, Osawatomie, Fort Scott, and Pittsburg.  Missouri cities include Carthage, Nevada, Butler, and Harrisonville.  

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Sunday, March 24 2013
 A holiday unique to Kansas City, Fountain Day, will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m.  On this day, all 48 Kansas City fountains will turn on for the season.
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Sunday, March 24 2013
The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. The accompanying campaign is collecting images of people, animals and places directly affected or threatened by climate change as well as photos of people taking action to stop it.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013
The Museum will be moving into the former King Louie facility at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS. The building was acquired in 2011; museum operations will be moved to the facility in the next several years. Proceeds from the Yesterday's Tomorrow benefit event will support that re-location and a complete upgrade of the Museum's exhibitions.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013
These sites have been closed since the end of December. Both local residents and out of town visitors can now enjoy these attractions through October 31.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013
In 1911 or 1912, Thomas Hart Benton painted an abstract design on a silk tablecloth as a gift for his mother. The decorated tablecloth will be unveiled at the Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site at the conclusion of the annual public meeting on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013
The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide anti-litter campaign. Visit for more information on statewide litter-cleanup event.
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Sunday, March 17 2013
The weekend retreat is a chance for women to share a campfire and classes in skills such as archery, camping, backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, wild edibles and wildlife signs and tracks. Women ages 14 and up are welcome, though teens ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Sunday, March 17 2013
Building on the success of its inaugural battlefield tour in 2012, the National World War I Museum is offering battlefield tours to the Western Front and Gallipoli.
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Sunday, March 17 2013
Effective March 20, 2013, most libraries will reopen on Wednesday evenings; Cedar Roe Library will now be open again on Fridays, and  DeSoto and Spring Hill Libraries will open earlier. Four libraries will offer Sunday hours. 
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Sunday, March 17 2013
Missouri has been observing Arbor Day since 1886 when the General Assembly declared that the first Friday in April should be set aside for the appreciation and planting of trees. National Arbor Day is recognized on the last Friday of April. Each state determines its Arbor Day based on its unique climate and weather patterns.
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Sunday, March 17 2013
RootsTech Kansas City is an experience for young and old alike, regardless of expertise.  Speakers and presentations will include the latest tools, techniques, and technology to help attendees find, organize, preserve and share family connections, history and stories.
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Thursday, March 07 2013
Zenith Press is publishing a 100% historically accurate graphic history that will have great appeal to adult history and Civil War enthusiasts but will also have great appeal to a younger audience - children and grandchildren that could really embrace this format of learning history.
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Thursday, March 07 2013
“When Prohibition was repealed with the 21st amendment in 1933 under Franklin D. Roosevelt, there were lasting consequences from the period – some good, some not so good, but always rich with the color that we expect from Americana.”
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Thursday, March 07 2013
The 17th annual Park Day is a hands-on preservation event across 100 Civil War sites in 24 states sponsored by the Civil War Trust, underwritten with a grant from HistoryTM and endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of Interior, to assist local groups with maintaining Civil War sites.
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