Coverage of John McClure's Twin Creeks Historical ride to air on Sunflower Journeys. The journey western riders took on a gloomy day last September will air on February 13th along with other segments related to traveling through time, Sprad Tracks coverage of the event can be found on the past Tracks page. John holds historical rides a couple of times throughout the summer months. Watch Tracks Online for scheduling and try to attend one, you will enjoy it.
"Traveling through Time"
KTWU's locally produced TV series Sunflower Journeys travels back in time in its next episode. The program airs statewide Thursday, February 13th at on Kansas public television stations.
In the first of three stories, Sunflower Journeys examines the vision behind the construction of a road that stretched from Canada down to Mexico, passing through Salina.Known as the Meridian Highway, it eventually became US Highway 81.
The second story explores roadside architecture in Kansas from the early to
mid-20th Century.Viewers will see examples of some of the architectural
styles, and learn how these structures were influenced by the automobile as well as other factors.
In the final story, Sunflower Journeys lands in OsborneCounty, where a group of town boosters combine the sport of biking with historical education.The bike tours give visitors and locals alike the chance to learn about local history while enjoying the fresh air and open roads of Kansas.
Sunflower Journeys is a production of KTWU/Channel 11, the PBS station serving northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri.The 13-part series is in its 16th season of educating and entertaining Kansans with stories from the sunflower state.
The production of Sunflower Journeys is made possible with support from the Kansas Humanities Council, Footprints of Lawrence, the Blanche Bryden Foundation, the Raymond C. and Marguerite Gibson Foundation, Kansas Travel & Tourism, a division of Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing and the Friends of KTWU.
For more information visit our website at ktwu.washburn.edu/sj or contact Scott Williams or Amanda Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-231-1111