Tag Archives: Topeka

Images: Volume 1, Week 41

This week’s Images celebrates a Kansas legend, Alf Landon. Twenty eight years ago today, Landon passed away at the age of 100. The Republican Party’s nominee for the President of the United States, Landon run against President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 28

Anywhere I go with a camera, the first thing I look for is what I can climb onto to make a photograph. I have always loved high angles. When I covered tennis at the old Hughes Courts in Topeka in the … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 25

When I left Topeka for Phoenix in August 1979, the fitness craze had yet to take off in the city. Small niches ran, cycled, swam or played tennis. Yet those groups remained on the fringe. In August 1983, I returned to find runners … Continue reading

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Images – Volume 1, Week 16

When Engine No. 8444 came to the depot in Topeka in 1984, the crowds that showed up to see the Union Pacific’s last steam engine made me think back to old whistle-stop train tours made throughout the United States. The … Continue reading

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Images – Volume 1, Week 6

Just shy of 37 years ago, a heavy snowstorm blasted eastern Kansas. On February 13, 1978, 8.7 inches of snow fell in Topeka. While the storm made traveling extremely difficult, the photographers of the Topeka Capital-Journal managed to spread out … Continue reading

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The Copper Top

The scaffolding covering the Kansas Capitol dome is finally being removed, revealing the structure clad in glorious new copper. The brilliant dome is the crowning jewel to a decade long renovation of the statehouse in Topeka. Living just a short … Continue reading

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The New Phoenix

Temperature in Topeka, Kansas, at 4:30 p.m. central daylight time – 111 degrees. Humidity 16%. Temperature in Phoenix, Arizona, at 4:30 p.m. mountain standard time – 112 degrees. Humidity 14%. We are becoming the new Phoenix. If only we could … Continue reading

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