Black History Month

5:30 am
Tue February 24, 2015

The Success Of An Early Kansan

1860 Census entry for Feldin Buckner and his family (courtesy Jay Price)

As we think of the founders of the Wichita area, some names are well known: Mead, Greiffenstein and Munger among them. Others are less known but worth considering. One of them is Feldin Buckner.

Buckner was the slave of a Judge Buckner in Kentucky. When Judge Buckner moved to Missouri, he freed Feldin... or "Fielding," depending on the source. Feldin Buckner married and had a large family. We know from the birthplaces of his eight children that the family moved to Iowa and Nebraska before they arrived in Kansas in the late 1850s, settling along the Whitewater.

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5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Richard Crowson: Dr. Seuss, Heart Surgeon

During this Valentine's season, I’ve been consulting a heart specialist. My cardiologist of choice is none other than the widely esteemed Dr. Seuss.

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