TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Three more names of distinguished Kansas residents are being enshrined on the grounds of the Statehouse as part of the growing Walk of Honor.
Aviator Amelia Earhart, Vice President Charles Curtis and microchip inventor Jack Kilby will join U.S. Sen. Bob Dole on the sidewalks in Topeka. Bronze plaques honoring the three will be unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Historical Society.
Earhart, born in Atchison, was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Curtis was the first and only American Indian and only Kansan to serve as vice president, joining the ticket of President Herbert Hoover.
Kilby was a Nobel Prize winning engineer who invented the microchip and changed technology for generations.