Railroaded - The Industry that Shaped Kansas
Historian Leo E. Oliva will examine the complicated legacy of railroads in Kansas. Some claim that Kansas was created specifically to accommodate westward expansion of the railroads. Railroads brought immigrants, created jobs and fed beef markets in the East. Most Kansas towns were founded because of the railroad, and few survived without it. This program is made possible by Humanities Kansas and hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.