"Who Wants a Baby?" • It’s Friday night August 8, 1913, at Riverside Park’s airdome outdoor theater in Hutchinson Kansas. Alta June Barnes Beck, 35, is watching her husband, Konrad Christopher Beck, 37, on stage, stirring up the crowd. He couldn’t be happier. * "When will this heat wave ever end?" Alta overheard a man ask his wife, or a woman she presumed was his wife. "We might as well stay out late," she responded as she waved a hand fan in front of her face. "With this humidity, it … [Read more...] about Reno County: Who Wants a Baby?
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt • It’s noon Wednesday, August 14, 1901 in Hutchinson, Kansas, as the Santa Fe train pulls away from the crowded depot, headed east, then north out of town towards Kansas City. Sarah “Sally” Lowber Hooper, 40, and John Walter Hooper, 46, with six of their seven children, are still waving at Vice President Theodore Roosevelt who remains on the rear-end platform as it picks up speed. Veterans and others are rushing after the Pullman car, attempting to … [Read more...] about Reno County: Vice President Theodore Roosevelt