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Let It Shine!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have to try and communicate a message to someone without a phone, radio, or computer?  What if all you had was a lantern?  Would you be able to send messages using signals?  That is exactly how railroad workers from the 1850’s to roughly the

Double Double Oil & No Trouble!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Goodland's Treasures

Have you ever sat for too long and when you get up you’re stiff?  Ever thought “if only I had some oil to lubricate my joints?” like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz?  Of course you’d need an oil can to apply directly to the troublesome spot.  A long spout oil can might be just what you ne

Colors Everywhere!

Sami Windle Around Goodland, News

This Sunday the Historical Society is dedicating a stained glass window to Ruth and Selby Soward.   It will hang in the Ennis-Handy House at 202 West 13th Street here in Goodland.  To help celebrate this event let’s take a look at a brief history of stained glass windows and some other stained