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Looking forward to visiting Goodland next year. Brook Berringer was my role model growing up and his memory still leaves ...
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America's First Patented Helicopter

William J. Purvis saw a child playing with a toy whirligig in a candy store. That was the inspiration for America's First Patented Helicopter.

Driving on brick streets

A Native American from the Oneida tribe, Jim Brown was a phenomenally fast bricklayer. He turned street paving into a spectator sport in Goodland while paving Main and some side streets.

George Custer and the doomed patrol

Lt. Lyman Kidder was sent to find Lt. Col. George Custer. Instead Custer found Kidder -- what was left of him.

Great Train Robbery ends in Goodland

Two men robbed passengers and murdered a man in Colorado. Their Great Train Robbery ended in a Goodland shoot-out that killed them both.

Known but to God: Goodland’s unknown soldiers

Six unknown soldiers rest forever in Goodland Cemetery. Who they were and how they came to be buried in Goodland remains a mystery.

Racing from Ocean to Ocean

The 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Race came through Goodland. The only picture of all four cars together was taken on Main Street. A plaque marks the place.

Slave to homesteader: The black artilleryman

William Johnson fought for freedom as a member of the 1st United States Colored Heavy Artillery. He was Sherman County's sole black Civil War veteran.

The Flying Doctor

Dr. Marion J. (M.J.) Renner's airplane was often the difference between life and death for patients within 100 miles of Goodland. Goodland's airport bears his name and has a display about him in the terminal.

The Gigantic Grasshopper

Grassroots artist Lloyd Harden created field art, including a giant grasshopper, which is displayed on Highway 27 north of Goodland.

Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer

Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Brook Berringer from Goodland set an example of service and selflessness in his brief life. He is still remembered and honored today.
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Donna Price
925 Main
Goodland, KS 67735
Phone: 785.890.3515
Fax: 785.890.6980
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