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Governor Brownback to Announce Top 12 Notable Kansas Events

KSCB News - January 23, 2012 11:10 am

As part of the state’s commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial, Governor Sam Brownback will announce the top 12 Notable Kansas Events to an audience of students 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, at the Topeka High School Media Center, 800 SW 10th. The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel selected the historical events that helped shaped the state and country.

“During our state’s 150-year history we have often been at the forefront of national movements,” Brownback said. “Some events are defining moments, not only impacting our citizens, but affecting others across the nation and around the world. It is important to recognize these times in our history and inspire future generations whose accomplishments and innovations will continue to advance our state and benefit mankind.”

The blue ribbon panel for history is comprised of: Don Chubb, Topeka; Dr. Virgil Dean, Kansas Historical Society; Gayle Garrelts, Hays; Dr. James Hoy, Emporia State University; Bob Keckeisen, Kansas Historical Society; Nathan McAlister, Royal Valley High School; Dr. Leo Oliva, Woodston; Mary Regan, Finney County Historical Society; J. Schafer, Kansas Public Radio; Dr. James Shortridge, University of Kansas; and Dr. Raymond Wilson, Fort Hays State University.


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