This page was created for those of you who'd prefer to download the contents of this site, print it out and read it offline. If this is the case, I can't blame you -- it takes a great deal of patience to read my longwinded prose, especially in front of a dimly lit computer monitor!
I have created several downloadable files that should do the trick. But first, you'll need to make sure you have a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed, as the files are all in Acrobat PDF format, so that they can be viewed cleanly on both Macs and PCs. To download the Acrobat Reader software for free, click here.
If you already have Acrobat Reader, click on any of the following download links and the appropriate file will download to your computer's hard drive or browser for you to view offline or print out to read in a cozier setting. There's even a large print version for those of you who prefer that format! As always, if you experience any problems with the download process or the PDF files themselves, please feel free to e-mail me directly or use the contact form on this site to route me your feedback.
Free Brainerd Downloads
Brainerd, Kansas: Time, Place and Memory on the Prairie Plains: The complete text of the Web site, along with all of the images and exhibits included in the Web site's Gallery section. Warning: this file is very large (over 2.3 MB) and could take up to 10 minutes to download over a dial-up connection, so be prepared for a sligthly long wait!
Brainerd, Kansas: Time, Place and Memory on the Prairie Plains, Text-Only Version: The complete text of the basic Web site, in a quick-download version. Does not include any photos or text from the Gallery section.
Brainerd, Kansas: Time, Place and Memory on the Prairie Plains, Large Print Version: The complete text of the Web site, in bold, 20-point type for those who prefer a large print format. Does not include any photos or text from the Gallery section.