As I’ve traveled throughout the country, I’ve heard way too many jokes about living in Kansas. I take them in stride, but always defend my state. One of the things I love about Kansas is the rich history: the Native Americans, abolitionists, farmers, teetotalers, and educators who made Kansas into the place we know today. Historic Photos of Kansas gives us a chance to browse through the past. This beautiful book allowed me to see what my grandmother’s soddy may have looked like or my mother as a little girl on the farm. There are even a few pictures of Manhattan back in the day. This glimpse into the past is thoroughly enjoyable.