Kansas v. Colorado

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October 13, 2017, 10:00 AM CT

Presented by James Sherow

In 1902, Kansas accused the state of Colorado of taking more than their fair share of water from the Arkansas River and diminishing land values because of the reduced water flow. The argument eventually escalated to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Kansas v. Colorado (1907) became the first suit of original jurisdiction brought before the court that involved a dispute over interstate river rights, and was the largest, most in-depth suit ever argued before the justices at the time. This presentation tells the dramatic story and legacy of Kansas v. Colorado, a legal fight that continues to this day.

Water/Ways has been made possible in Kansas by the Kansas Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kansas Humanities Council's Friends of the Humanities, and the following partners: the Mariah Fund, the Sunflower Foundation, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, CCS Family Fund, Matfield Station, and Hall Commercial Printing.

Western State Bank Expo Center
11333 US Highway 283
Dodge City, KS 67801-4350
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Sponsored by: Boot Hill Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Lyne Johnson
(620) 227-8188