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Fall 2015 Issue

Fort Bissell's Mission Impossible
By Dorothy Rieke

My husband and I often travel Highway 36 to Norton, Kansas. On these trips, we are always anxious to learn more about Kansas history. Recently, we discovered Fort Bissell at Phillipsburg, Kansas. There is a small segment of Kansas history at this location with the story of how and why this fort was established.

Kansas history is a narrative of exciting events consisting of great feats and shattering disappointments. The colorful cattle towns, pioneer settlements, stagecoaches, Conestoga wagons, gun fights, outlaws, and sarsaparilla were all part of Kansas history.

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Memories of Dad, Flying and the Pottawatomie County Airport
By Dave Henderson

In the late-1940s and early-1950s, my father, Lloyd Henderson (b1906-d2000), owned and operated the Pottawatomie County Airport. The airport was located on the land now occupied by Wal-Mart and several other businesses on the eastern edge of Manhattan. The airport had two grass runways and my father owned a couple of single-engine airplanes that were used mostly for flight instruction and airplane rides. Dad was also designated by the CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration - now the Federal Aviation Administration) to administer flight tests and issue pilot certificates. He was also a flight instructor and part of the Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) program that prepared young pilots for duty in the military.

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