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Pilots of the Hump, as they called this critical air-supply route over the Himalayas, faced the most hazardous flying and highest fatality rates of any air-war mission in World War II. The airlift was the largest the world has ever known, setting the bar for all others to come, including Berlin and Korea.  Read our review

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas has announced the summer schedule of enrichment short courses and special events developed for folks 50 and better.  Classes are offered at on-campus and off-campus facilities in Missouri and Kansas.  More Information

47th annual National Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Convention scheduled for August 1 -5  [More]

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Truman Library Institute's WWII Digital Archives Project Highlights 70th Anniversary of Allied "March to Victory"

Dole Institute launches "Dole Family WWII Letters" online exhibition

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 On exhibit and in the news 

Recent blog entries    View complete blog      View Exhibits Directory

 Books and more 

The WindingRiver.com book blog presents reviews of books from regional and national authors on subjects relating to the history and natural resources of western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Book Blog Directory

 We join a nation in mourning the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church 

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. ~Pearl Buck

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look into the historic church that is the site of a deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.  (CNN.com  Published on June 18, 2015)

National Park Service website on historic Emanuel Church (Link)

Area memorials and observances

Online Memorial
Share your prayers and thoughts at Communities Creating Opportunity online memorial. Additional Information

Statement from the ASALH
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History statement concerning the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church. Link

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