Jeff DavidsonJeff Davidson has worked for K-State Research and Extension 37 years after serving two years with the Idaho Extension Service. Land grant colleges have been Davidson’s life, and he emphasizes their importance in the development of Kansas. After teaching and calling for square dances for 6 years, he became the entertainer for the Flint Hills Overland wagon train, serving for 25 years. That setting offered the opportunity to add historical “events of interest” as a way of introducing many of the traditional western songs sung around the evening campfire. His entertaining presentations combine historical facts with songs of accurate lyrics to preserve the legacy of early pioneers and the great American Cowboy.

Jeff Davidson will be presenting the following on Friday:

8:00 p.m. Kansas – Where the West Begins
Davidson’s presentation leads audiences through the history of the great state of Kansas, from the time of Coronado to the end of the 1800’s. Audience members will traipse the plains with early explorers, drive spikes on the first railways, plow in new ground, ride for the Pony Express, and eat the dust of the Chisholm Trail. Sit back and take a deep seat – the “winnin’ of the west” was not for the faint of heart.

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