Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kansas is rich in historic facts. Her traditions may be traced to the Spanish conquest of the native Indians of Mexico. In the sixteenth century Coronado came northward seeking for the mythical kingdom of Quivera, and claimed it by the right of conquest and discovery as a part of the kingdom of Spain. France nearly two centuries later sent out explorers who explored the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and declared at the mouth of each stream that all the land drained by these rivers and their tributaries belonged to the Kingdom of France. During the early part of the nineteenth century American explorers, trappers, and frontiersmen traversed the land now called Kansas.
Lamson, Willis Ernest, "The Historical development of Girard, Kansas, and its community" (1933). Electronic Thesis Collection. 108.