August 5, 2018
JEFF DAVIDSON first appeared at The Volland Store in March 2018 in his role as a Watershed Specialist from K- State, specializing in Flint Hills watersheds. At the last minute, we asked him to perform his music as it related to Water. He was a hit! We loved his songs and his engaging personality. We’ve invited him back to help us celebrate our “Place in the Flint Hills.”
Combining a unique blend of songs, historical facts, and pictures, Jeff Davidson revisits the history of the west and its tremendous influence on the shaping of the U.S. economy, ideology and heroism.
The west was host to early explorers who traversed through parched plains as they explored the vast Louisiana purchase. It beckoned to the traders on the Santa Fe Trail, and to the pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The West did not escape the heartbreak of the Civil War, but the post war cattle drives created the greatest American hero – and the symbol of the west – the cowboy.
Jeff Davidson’s presentation leads audiences through the history of the west, from the time of Coronado to the end of the 1800’s. You will traipse the plains with early explorers, drive spikes on the first railways, plow in new ground, ride for the Pony Express and stop a stampeding herd. Set back and take a deep seat – the “winnin’ of the west” was not for the faint of heart.
Join us for a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon in the Flint Hills.
Free Admission | Family Friendly