The pattern was published in the Kansas City Star in December 1935. It was noted that:
"This 29 patch block is not only a design for a unit in a lovely quilt, but gives an opportunity to record current events of Kansas in a useful form."
I wonder if the good people of Kansas appreciated the "useful form" to record events. April 14th, 1935 was called Black Sunday. After four years of drought the dust storms were incredible.