Sunflower Journeys which airs on KTWU on Thursday nights documents the History and culture of small Kansas towns. Each episode covers three short stories about people in the community and the communities history. Shows like this are educational and great for families. If you love history and/or love to travel this is the show for you. Some of the towns featured have only a few hundred people but I would like to visit to see some of the businesss’ they feature. They have featured a brewery based
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Kansas City Star published an article about a photo that has surfaced from the National Archive that could possibly be of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. This could be huge! If there is photo from after they “crashed” in the Pacific Ocean who knows how much more information they could have. Or maybe it could just be one of those things the archive did not what they had until now.
It is not very often a person from a small town in the Midwest (by New York standards) could be such an iconic figure in history. Even if it is 80 years later. Amelia Earhart in my opinion is a great role model for young women and people everywhere. She helped break gender bearers for flying as well as every industry. Flying solo back then was a major milestone given the technology they had back then. Planes were not loaded with the best technology. Look at planes today, planes still disappear today and many, if not all planes are connected to GPS or other satellite equipment.
There are two leading theories about what happened to Amelia and Fred’s plane. The more main stream theory is that the plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean and it is a matter of time before their plane is found on the bottom of the ocean with them inside or around the plane. The second leading theory is that they crash landed on some islands and were taken hostage by the Japanese in the years leading up to World War 2. And that is where the History Channel documentary and the new photo creates all this excitement. The possibility that they both survived even for a short time could rewrite history books.
The History Channel has a documentary airing Sunday July 9, 2017 at 8 pm central time. The History Channel also posted a bunch of publicity for the show. If you are interested in the mystery tune in! If you are new to the mystery or to Amelia. Tune In! Biography.com posted a short documentary about Amelia Earhart. There is so much information that could be written about her it would be quicker to watch the video than try to cram a bunch of biographies about her into one blog post. Biography.com
A good place for more information about Amelia visit her museum: Amelia Earhart Museum. It is located in Atchison, Ks. It’s a fun museum. I have not been there since I was about 7-8 years old but it’s worth the trip.
Brad Meltzer wrote a kids book about Amelia Earhart. I have not read it yet but plan on getting this for my daughter when she is old enough to enjoy story time. I think these are good books to help kids realize it does. It does not matter if you are male, female, black, white, Asian, etc…… to do great things.