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Festival goers watch the fireworks show on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Saturday.

Fireworks at Wichita River Festival, with Keeper of the Plains statue by Blackbear Bosin. Photo by Charles Ford.

Fireworks at Wichita River Festival, with Keeper of the Plains statue by Blackbear Bosin. Photo by Charles Ford.

Group leader Gage Brewer (seated) in the early years of his career as a musician, songwriter, and dance orchestra leader. His group began performing on radio in Wichita, then traveled in and out of the U.S., and ultimately Brewer established the Shadowlands Dance Club in Wichita in 1937.

Group leader Gage Brewer (seated) in the early years of his career as a musician, songwriter, and dance orchestra leader. His group began performing on radio in Wichita, then traveled in and out of the U.S., and ultimately Brewer established the Shadowlands Dance Club in Wichita in 1937.

City of Wichita Flag  The design derives from the Indian word Wichita, meaning scattered lodges. The white circle is the Indian symbol for home, the blue sun represents happiness and the red and white rays signify honor and courage.

City of Wichita Flag The design derives from the Indian word Wichita, meaning scattered lodges. The white circle is the Indian symbol for home, the blue sun represents happiness and the red and white rays signify honor and courage.

On July 19, 1958 students at Wichita East High School, led by Ronald Walters and Carol Parks, began sit-ins at Dockum Drug Store, part of the Rexall chain. The lunch counter only served carry-out meals to African Americans. The owner yielded on August 11, saying “Serve them — I'm losing too much money.” Other downtown businesses and Rexall lunch counters across Kansas soon followed. #TodayInBlackHistory

Carol Hahn and Galyn Vesey talk about the Dockum Drug Store sit-in (Wichita, Kansas) in which they participated in The sit-in was one of the earliest examples of this type of civil rights protest in the U.

The Skaer family owned and operated several apartment buildings across Wichita. In April 1976, the Skaer Estate sold this one on East Douglas to Hugh Richards and Richard H. Wells. At the time, the building held 44 apartments and was managed by Wilbur Skaer.

The Skaer family owned and operated several apartment buildings across Wichita. In April the Skaer Estate sold this one on East Douglas to Hugh Richards and Richard H. At the time, the building held 44 apartments and was managed by Wilbur Skaer.

The first White Castle restaurant opened in Wichita, KS in 1921.

An early White Castle in Wichita, Kansas, 1921 [credit: © White Castle System, Inc. All Rights Reserved]

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Israel and Carter – Wichita Riverside Boathouse Photos

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This Wichita school named for poet Will Carleton was located at 428 S. Lawrence. Photo taken in 1879, the year the school opened. (The street's name was changed to Broadway in 1933.)

This Wichita school named for poet Will Carleton was located at 428 S. Photo taken in the year the school opened. (The street's name was changed to Broadway in

Link to Image Titled: Douglas Avenue in Old Town area

Link to Image Titled: Douglas Avenue in Old Town area

The Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, Kansas is a sculpture by Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin

The Keeper of the Plains Statue sits at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas

10 Wichita Buildings Then and Now

You can learn a lot about Wichita simply by reading the faded writing at the tops of many of the downtown buildings. Check out these 10 Wichita buildings then and now!

You are viewing a rare image of a Wichita Grass-house. It was taken in 1927 by Edward S. Curtis.    The image shows a nice view of this traditional Wachita Home.    We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact curator@old-picture.com.    Image ID# FB94850E

Description of Title: Wichita grass-house. Date Created/Published: Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, Curtis (Edward S.) Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.

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