Travel journalist Roxie Yonkey, author of “100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die” and most recently, “Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure,” will be in Wichita next weekend for two book signings. Yonkey will be signing and selling copies of her newly published book from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum and from 6 to 8 p.m. the same day at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Wichita’s Bradley Fair shopping district.
In addition to the historical museum, some of the other Wichita attractions and points of interest mentioned in the book include the Dockum Sit-In of 1958, the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House, The Spice Merchant, the Wichita Troll, Botanica Wichita, the Keeper of the Plains, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame and the story of Father Emil J. Kapaun.
“This book begins with Capt. (Chaplain) Emil Kapaun, who earned a Medal of Honor during the Korean War. The chaplain kept his men alive both physically and spiritually, at the cost of his own. He is now on a path toward sainthood in the Catholic Church, and his sarcophagus is in Wichita’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,” said Yonkey. “Additionally, the book highlights obscure stories about Wichita, including the tale of how mentholatum was developed in Wichita and where you can find pieces of the story still today.”
Roxie has visited Wichita multiple times researching her book, often showcasing her adventures on her blog Roxie on the Road. Connect with the book signing Facebook event for more details and updates and keep tabs on all of Yonkey’s book signings at RoxieontheRoad.com/schedule.
“Visit Wichita has guided me to the Air Capital of the World’s plethora of fascinating tales,” said Yonkey. “I am looking forward to my book signings in Wichita and can’t wait to tell more stories about Kansas’ largest city.”
The book tour is also a research opportunity for Yonkey’s upcoming books, one featuring famous Kansas women and others titled, “Historic Kansas Roadsides” and “Amazing Kansas.”
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