HPPR History http://hppr.org en Black History Month: Teacher turned community activist, Marvell Ervin White http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-teacher-turned-community-activist-marvell-ervin-white <p></p><p>Marvell Ervin White is remembered in Amarillo as a community organizer and community activist.</p><p>Among her most notable accomplishments include organizing for a community center in Amarillo's North Heights district. White was honored as co-founder of the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, which saw the Cultural Center built in the early 1990's. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:47:53 +0000 Adam Vos 28126 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Teacher turned community activist, Marvell Ervin White Black History Month: Ben Hodges, cowboy of dusty Dodge City http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-ben-hodges-cowboy-dusty-dodge-city <p></p><p>Contrary to the impression you might get from some of the old Hollywood Westerns you may have seen, cowboys of the Old West were not all white men. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:17:41 +0000 Adam Vos 27992 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Ben Hodges, cowboy of dusty Dodge City Black History Month: Jerry Calloway, Amarillo's first http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-jerry-calloway-amarillos-first <p></p><p>One year after Amarillo was first settled in 1887, Jerry Calloway moved to Amarillo.</p><p>Recognized as Amarillo's first black resident, Jerry Calloway moved to the city with a white family from Georgia, living as a domestic in the home of his employer J.C. Calloway. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:24:01 +0000 Adam Vos 27814 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Jerry Calloway, Amarillo's first Black History Month: Amarillo trailblazer Matthew ‘Bones’ Hooks http://hppr.org/post/black-history-month-amarillo-trailblazer-matthew-bones-hooks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew “Bones” Hooks was a trailblazer in Amarillo. &nbsp;The son of slaves, Hooks is best known as a cowboy, an Amarillo civic leader, and the first black person to serve on a Potter County grand jury according to a <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-02-01/black-history-month-matthew-bones-hooks">recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News</a>.</span></p><p></p><p>Hooks was also a leader in the religious community and a businessman, living in Mobeetie and Clarendon. &nbsp;He worked to establish the North Heights subdivision in Amarillo. &nbsp;Bones Hooks Park at North Hughes and Northwest 20<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Amarillo was named after him.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27629 at http://hppr.org Black History Month: Amarillo trailblazer Matthew ‘Bones’ Hooks Happy Birthday, Kansas! http://hppr.org/post/happy-birthday-kansas <p></p><p><strong>The Path to Statehood</strong></p><p>Kansas became the 34<sup>th</sup> state on January 29, 1861. &nbsp;The journey to become a state was long and bloody. &nbsp;The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 opened the two territories to settlement and allowed the new settlers to determine whether the states would be admitted to the union as “free” or “slave.” &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27286 at http://hppr.org Happy Birthday, Kansas! Two Highway 50 Expansion Options to Save SW Kansas Landmark http://hppr.org/post/two-highway-50-expansion-options-save-sw-kansas-landmark <p></p><p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has two compromise options that would partially protect the Point of Rocks formation on US 50 between Dodge City and Cimarron reported <a href="http://www.dodgeglobe.com/article/20140109/NEWS/140109422/-1/news">the Dodge City Daily Globe</a>.</p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 26597 at http://hppr.org Two Highway 50 Expansion Options to Save SW Kansas Landmark A Bang Up Christmas http://hppr.org/post/bang-christmas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christmas and the 4th of July have a history of some pretty noisy traditions. &nbsp;Listen as Dave Miller tells of one of the more dangerous traditions that still happens today.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Skip Mancini 25972 at http://hppr.org A Bang Up Christmas Sherman County Big Snow http://hppr.org/post/sherman-county-big-snow <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the fall of 1904, the neighbors of the Texas Panhandle got together to drive their cattle to Liberal, Kansas. &nbsp;A blizzard caught them, and they were gone for three weeks. &nbsp;Listen to Dave Miller tell of a &nbsp;Christmas morning surprise-- complete with pies.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Skip Mancini 25971 at http://hppr.org Sherman County Big Snow Charles Sternberg’s Kansas Fossils No Longer Up For Bids http://hppr.org/post/charles-sternberg-s-kansas-fossils-no-longer-bids <p></p><p>The San Diego Natural History Museum removed 12 fossils it had listed for sale. &nbsp;Seven of those it had purchased from Kansas scientist Charles Sternberg in the 1920s. &nbsp;The items were to be sold by New York-based Bonhams auction house said a recent article in <a href="http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/53abd1b422954a7ca86cc77829641b55/KS--Sternberg-Fossils-Auction"><strong>The Republic</strong></a>.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 24526 at http://hppr.org Charles Sternberg’s Kansas Fossils No Longer Up For Bids Amarillo: Let the Centennial Celebration Begin http://hppr.org/post/amarillo-let-centennial-celebration-begin <p></p><p>The purpose of the 1913 Amarillo City Charter was to bring order to a city that was out of money and run by Texas Rangers and Potter County according to a recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News.&nbsp; The efforts worked so well, the newly amended charter is the focus of a yearlong celebration of the document’s 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 24179 at http://hppr.org Amarillo: Let the Centennial Celebration Begin Panhandle Plains Museum: An Insiders View of the JFK Assassination http://hppr.org/post/panhandle-plains-museum-insiders-view-jfk-assassination <p></p><p>Elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the United States, 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man to hold that office. This year, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 23857 at http://hppr.org Panhandle Plains Museum: An Insiders View of the JFK Assassination Arrow Planting for Quanah Parker Trail in Potter County Saturday http://hppr.org/post/arrow-planting-quanah-parker-trail-potter-county-saturday <p></p><p>A giant steel Comanche arrow lands at the Wildcat Bluff Nature Center west of Amarillo on Saturday morning.</p><p>The large sculpture is part of a larger project in which identical arrows have already been planted at various historical sites throughout the Texas Panhandle region. The arrows and their locations represent the historical range and serve as a physical reminder of the nomadic Comanches of the 19<sup>th</sup> century. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 23719 at http://hppr.org Arrow Planting for Quanah Parker Trail in Potter County Saturday Denver: Historic Brown Palace is For Sale http://hppr.org/post/denver-historic-brown-palace-sale <p></p><p>The historic Brown Palace Hotel, in downtown Denver, is for sale. This is only the fourth time its been on the market since opening more than a century ago according to <strong><a href="http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|Denvers_Historic_Brown_Palace_Hotel_is_For_Sale">a recent feature of Colorado Matters</a></strong>.</p><p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22834 at http://hppr.org Denver: Historic Brown Palace is For Sale Back in the Day: Dodge City was… Sturgis Nascar? http://hppr.org/post/back-day-dodge-city-was-sturgis-nascar <p></p><p>In 1914, 17,000 people came to watch the Dodge City 300.&nbsp; A motorcycle race that took place on an oval track, northeast of Dodge City.&nbsp; The epic race took place on July 4.&nbsp; 26 trains a day brought race fans to town.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 21548 at http://hppr.org Back in the Day: Dodge City was… Sturgis Nascar? Clash of cultures or straight-up massacre? http://hppr.org/post/clash-cultures-or-straight-massacre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 150 years later, the Sand Creek Massacre remains a wound that has not yet fully healed.&nbsp; This is evident in the recent closing of a permanent exhibit at the </span><a href="http://www.historycolorado.org/museums/history-colorado-center" style="line-height: 1.5;">History Colorado Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Denver exploring the 1864 massacre as part of its </span><a href="http://www.historycoloradocenter.org/families/coloradostories" style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado Stories</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> section.&nbsp; The closing was prompted by concerns of Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members over aspects of the exhibit’s interpretation and the lack of prior consultation, according to a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_23959631/history-colorado-center-closes-sand-creek-massacre-display" target="_blank">complete story in the Denver Post</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; A reopening is pending the state and tribes reaching a consensus on the exhibit.</span> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Quentin Hope 20940 at http://hppr.org Clash of cultures or straight-up massacre? Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum http://hppr.org/post/immigration-stories-caricatures-and-stereotypes-stauth-museum <p>Two traveling exhibits, one featuring personal stories of Kanas’ immigration history and the other the role of caricature and stereotype in forming American values and attitudes about immigration, are now on exhibit at the <a href="http://www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org/index.php" target="_blank">Stauth Memorial Museum</a> in Montezuma KS.&nbsp; As part of the exhibition, a presentation and discussion on “Ethnic Labor and Small Towns on the Rock Island Rail Line” will be led by <a href="http://www.k-state.edu/history/chapman/staff.html" target="_blank">M.J. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Quentin Hope 19906 at http://hppr.org Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum Scott City Archeological Find Suggests Humans on Central Plains Earlier Than Believed http://hppr.org/post/scott-city-archeological-find-suggests-humans-central-plains-earlier-believed <p></p><p>Rolfe Mandel recently found a knapping pile and mammoth bones in close proximity according to <a href="http://news.ku.edu/2013/07/25/ku-researchers-search-link-between-mammoth-bones-early-hunters"><strong>The University of Kansas</strong></a>.&nbsp; Mandel, a geoarchaeologist at the University of Kansas, says the closeness, as well as human artifacts, suggest humans may have lived on the high plains earlier than previously thought.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 19468 at http://hppr.org Scott City Archeological Find Suggests Humans on Central Plains Earlier Than Believed The First Lady of the Texas Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/first-lady-texas-panhandle <p>Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight: First Lady of&nbsp; the Texas Panhandle, wife of Charlie Goodnight, and to cowhands, "The Mother of the Texas Panhandle."&nbsp; Myra H McIlvain recently told the story of Mary Goodnight in her <a href="http://myrahmcilvain.wordpress.com/"><strong>blog</strong></a>. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:01:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 19063 at http://hppr.org The First Lady of the Texas Panhandle First Carnivore Dinosaur Tooth Found at Black Mesa http://hppr.org/post/first-carnivore-dinosaur-tooth-found-black-mesa <p></p><p>Black Mesa is the highest point in Oklahoma.&nbsp; Its name comes from a layer of black volcanic rock that coated the mesa 10 million years ago.&nbsp; Located in the northwest corner of the panhandle, it's where <a href="http://www.universityherald.com/articles/3879/20130715/ecu-professor-discovers-dinosaur-tooth-fossil-oklahoma-panhandle.htm"><strong>The University Herald</strong></a> says Dr. Mark Micozzi found a tooth from the largest land-dwelling carnivores- theropods.&nbsp; Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18836 at http://hppr.org First Carnivore Dinosaur Tooth Found at Black Mesa Southeast Colorado Getaway Spots http://hppr.org/post/southeast-colorado-getaway-spots <p>If Colorado is on your summer get away list, there are some interesting places to visit.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|Colorado_Summer_Travel_Places_You_May_Not_Have_Thought_Of"><strong>Colorado Matters</strong></a> recently asked listeners and travel guide, <a href="http://denver.cbslocal.com/personality/doug-whitehead/">Doug Whitehead</a>, for suggestions that might not be as well-known.&nbsp; Some of the ideas are right outside our front door in southeastern Colorado.&nbsp; Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18708 at http://hppr.org Southeast Colorado Getaway Spots Sternberg Fossils Go Online in 3-D http://hppr.org/post/sternberg-fossils-go-online-3-d <p>A joint project between the Fort Hays State University Sternberg Museum of Natural History and the Forsyth Library is bringing fossils into the digital age with 3-D technology.&nbsp; <a href="http://hdnews.net/news/Fossils062513"><strong>The Hays Daily News</strong></a> reported Sternberg employees handle the fossils, while students photograph them at the museum.&nbsp; Students return with the photos to the library to complete the 3-D process.&nbsp; Scanning allows the viewer to rotate the specimen digitally, rather than looking at multiple photos. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18180 at http://hppr.org Sternberg Fossils Go Online in 3-D Unique Teaching Tool Found at High Plains Museum http://hppr.org/post/unique-teaching-tool-found-high-plains-museum <p>If you google the galaxy planetary system made by The Thomas Kane &amp; Company, you won't find it.&nbsp; You will find information about their manufacture of blackboards, furniture, and maps, but not this interesting little galaxy gizmo made in 1881.&nbsp; However, the one place you can see and learn about it is at the <a href="http://highplainsmuseum.org/">High Plains Museum</a> in Goodland, Kansas.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 16871 at http://hppr.org Unique Teaching Tool Found at High Plains Museum Smithsonian plows into farming history http://hppr.org/post/smithsonian-plows-farming-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. only get small glimpses of farming, such as a mural display of immigrant farmworkers planting crops in a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">19</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;century California town. The museum once had an Agriculture Hall, but it was removed in 2006.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 06:00:01 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 16678 at http://hppr.org Smithsonian plows into farming history Old Tascosa Lives On http://hppr.org/post/old-tascosa-lives <p>The site of Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle has a rich history, beginning centuries ago with a prehistoric Indian culture that settled in a valley where several creeks converged into a river we now call the Canadian.&nbsp; The Spanish explorer Coronado probably rested at the campsite in 1541 when he followed the Canadian in his trek across the plains.&nbsp; Mexican traders used the site to barter with Indian tribes, and ultimately named it for the quicksand at the crossing. Wed, 02 May 2012 23:23:32 +0000 Quentin Hope 256 at http://hppr.org Old Tascosa Lives On