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Kansas 1874: Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transitions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
1874 in the Sunflower State was a time of the Wild West and of Indian attacks, but also of a rising poet and debates on temperance. It was the year the Mennonites first arrived, and when Abilene’s T. C. Henry began to promote winter wheat as a good crop for Kansas farmers. Few other years in state history show Kansas in its transition from part of the frontier to its own identity so clearly.
The New Jerusalem
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The start of the Civil War brings even more violence to the seething Kansas-Missouri border. Newly widowed, Julia Anderson finds romance with a federal officer. When a federal prison collapses, killing sisters of confederate guerillas, Julia and Augusta head to Lawrence for safety but find that they have chosen the least safe spot in the country.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was completed to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1880. I have used ancestral records to compile an employee directory for A.T.& S.F.R.R. for Topeka, Kansas. The directory lists titles of railroad workers, their family members, and where the came to Kansas from. The publication will be useful for students of railroad history and those doing family ancestry profiles.
Koraspondence: Living Life to the Letter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,660. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family health
Some folks might think living well over 100 years is a long time. Others may think it’s just a good start. For my 106 year old grandmother life is a daily adventure, not to be measured in terms of months or years, but in terms of experiences collected, and lessons learned. It’s about sharing what you have discovered from enjoying over more than a century of amazing life experiences.
Eldridge House Disappearances
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Price: Free! Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Owned by Shalor Eldridge, lives were lost when Missouri Border Ruffians destroyed the hotel with a canon on May 21, 1856. More citizens died when Quantrill burned the hotel to the ground in 1863. It is no secret that forlorn ghosts of the dearly departed haunt the rooms of the famous Lawrence hotel. This tale brings to light the origin of the most famous ghost story surrounding the Eldridge Hotel.
John Brown Sparked The Civil War In Kansas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
American history portrays abolitionist John Brown as a madman, insane killer, and vicious fanatic. Brown’s legendary status was birthed during the Bleeding Kansas Civil War. Historians' rigid narratives fail to capture the passions of John Brown the man, father, husband, and the friend. This novel puts the reader by John Brown's side as he and his sons navigate his tortuous Kansas years.
Vinegar Gang Lynching - Sis Vinegar's Story (Based On True Events)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
On June 2, 1882 at about 9:30 p.m., David Bausman met death at the Kaw River while engaging in sexual intercourse with 14 year-old Sis Vinegar. On June 10, 1882 at about 1:00 a.m., a mob broke into the Douglas County Jail, removed and lynched the Vinegar Gang men for the death, the motive being robbery. Branded a prostitute, beggar, and a thief, Sis Vinegar never got to tell her story, until now.