100 years ago in Kansas, November 29 – December 9, 1917:
November 29, 1917
-Kansas was given 800 federal troops to protect industries.
December 2, 1917
-An army balloon, dragging a 6,000-foot steel cable, broke away in a high wind at Fort Omaha and made a path through Kansas, breaking telegraph and telephone wires. Damage was reported at Newton, Herington, Fort Riley, Wamego and Council Grove. The balloon was grounded at Meade.