Tag Archives: The Way We Worked

Work By the Numbers

The numbers are in and it’s clear that KHC’s The Way We Worked statewide initiative was a success! Here’s a glimpse of the impact of The Way We Worked in Kansas: 6 communities hosted the Smithsonian exhibition, The Way We … Read full article »

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Work Around the Clock

Over a 24-hour period, on March 14, 2013, photographers documented Fort Scott’s workers for the A Day in the Life of Fort Scott’s Working World photo contest, part of the Gordon Parks Museum’s The Way We Worked in Kansas local … Read full article »

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A Hay Town’s Heyday

Agricultural work has changed dramatically since the 1800s when Independence, Kan., was known as a “Hay Town” (a nickname derived from the many homes built from hay bales). Visitors to The Way We Worked: Hay Town to Agribusiness exhibition at the … Read full article »

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Small and Mighty

3,000 people and counting have visited The Way We Worked in Franklin since it opened in May– not bad for a town with a population of 200 residents. Built on the original site of the United Mine Workers Association Hall, the Miners Hall … Read full article »

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A Lumberyard’s Legacy in Baldwin City

When Baldwin City’s downtown lumberyard closed in 2002, community members rallied to save the historic building from demolition. After seven years and a half-million dollar renovation, the Lumberyard Arts Center was born. Now, the building that served generations of Baldwin … Read full article »

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For Your Listening Pleasure

The Way We Worked Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition has come and gone at the Stevens County Library in Hugoton and the High Plains Museum in Goodland, but you can still learn about the work stories of these communities through audio tours … Read full article »

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Working Up an Appetite

Clementine Paddleford grew up on a prairie farm in northeastern Kansas and graduated from Kansas State Agriculture College in 1921. First a food editor for a farm magazine, this now forgotten food writer was food editor of the New York … Read full article »

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Concordia’s CCC Camp

Don Kerr earned $30 a month working at the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Concordia in the early 1940s. Each month, as a provision of the program, he sent $25 of his earnings home to his family. The thought … Read full article »

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Dream Jobs

What’s your dream job? Are you working at it, working toward it, or retired from it? Is it still only a dream? What do our dream jobs say about us — our hopes, goals, and sense of self? The High … Read full article »

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Goodland’s Flying Doctor

When Marion J. Renner of Goodland made house calls, he took his doctor’s bag and his pilot’s license. From the 1930s through the 1960s, “The Flying Doctor” served the remote areas of northwest Kansas, sometimes flying 50 miles each day … Read full article »

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