Kansas

Events

Spain

1541

Spanish explores claim Kansas for Spain

France

1682

French explorer LaSalle claimed all of the Kansas territory for France.

U.S.

1803

U.S. buys Louisiana Purchase.

Trail

1821

The Santa Fe Trail starts.

Native Americans

1825 - 1850

Many Native American tribes were moved to Kansas on Reservations

Settlers

1830 - 1839

Settlers start to come into Kansas

The Act

1855 - 1859

Kansas-Nebraska Act causes Bleeding Kansas

Massacre

1856

Pottawatomie Massacre happened killing 7 pro slave people.

Pike's Peak or Bust

1858

Gold was discovered in Pikes peak and lots of people headed to the Kansas Territory is search of it.

Statehood

1861

Kansas becomes a state.

Cattle

1866

Once the railroads reached Kansas and cowboys decided what to do with all the loose cattle, Kansas' economy grew because of the cattle drives.

First Female Mayor

1887

Susanna Salter was elected the first female mayor in the U.S.

Dust Storms

1930 - 1939

Severe dust storms damaged crops.

Education

1952

Brown vs. Board of Education

President

1952

Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes 34th president.