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Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

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A LOOK INSIDE

Title: Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Roxie Yonkey
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781681064376
Price: $27.00

Among Kansas’s many wheat fields lie secrets and hidden stories of heroes and villains that even a fiction author could never devise. It wasn’t just Dorothy Gale of the Wizard of Oz who roamed The Wheat State. Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure will introduce you to a true cast of characters along with the little-known history of their inventions, deeds, and fame.

Learn about the first indigenous woman to argue before the Supreme Court to save her ancestors’ graves from greedy developers. Discover how Frank Bellamy from Cherryvale wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, only to lose his claim to its authorship. Inventions abound in Kansas history such as Mentholatum which had a small role in ending World War II. From Capt. Emil Kapaun who is headed for sainthood to the fraudulent Goat Gland Doctor whose tonics started many entertainers’ careers, there’s no shortage of fascinating anecdotes to choose from. Add to that the countless examples of courageous captains, game-changing women, along with a few ne’er-do-wells whose biographies are chronicled here.

Longtime Kansan Roxie Yonkey will unearth the hidden roads and secret passages to unearth the state’s buried treasures. Visitors and lifelong residents alike will find a surprise on every page.

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Author Roxie Yonkey was born with a pen in her hand and a passion for Kansas travel. Her newest book, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure focuses on the hidden stories of the sunflower state.

Author Roxie Yonkey wants to help people discover Secret Kansas, a state filled with secrets and hidden stories of heroes and villains.

Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure at libraries in Chanute and Erie on Monday, June 26.

Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, in Franklin June 23 and in Pittsburg June 24.

Author Roxie Yonkey was born with a pen in her hand and a passion for Kansas travel. Her newest book, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure focuses on the hidden stories of the sunflower state. Yonkey said

Best-selling author Roxie Yonkey will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, in Franklin and in Pittsburg.

Roxie Yonkey, former Syracuse Journal editor and best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, from 5 to 7 PM, Saturday, May 13, at the Coolidge City Hall, Elm and Wheeler.

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library will welcome author Roxie Yonkey to the library on Tuesday, May 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.  She will meet and greet members of the public, sign copies of her book, Secret

Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at Cottonwood Falls, HeBrews, 313 Broadway, Tuesday, May 2 from 4-6 p.m. Patrons may buy a copy to read along

History buff Roxie Yonkey will be signing copies of her book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure at 1 p.m. on May 1 at the Lyon County History Center. “The more you unwrap of Kansas,” Yonkey said.

She has written 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die and most recently, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

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There are some facts about the Sunflower State many people don't know. Although the author of the newly released book, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, lives in Goodland, she has traveled throughout the state finding out

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Submitted Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at two Hays venues: the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main St., from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and at

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Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at two Hays venues: the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and at The Paisley

Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book, Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at two Hays venues: the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and at The Paisley

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

1 review for Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

  1. Vanessa

    Roxie knows Kansas, and she knows its history! The book goes beyond the usual roadside attractions in The Sunflower State. Secret Kansas truly is a passport to adventure!

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