Call To Kansas Woman – 1870

They tell of a woman in Iowa who bought 160 acres of wild land one year ago, has enclosed and put it under cultivation, built a house upon it, planted a fine orchard and fruit garden, with hedges all complete, and set out a large number of shade trees, besides...

The New Press Style

The New Press Style Some of the newspapers of our day have adopted a new way of relating horrible accidents and pathetic events, which is quite effective as well as concise. Here are some examples: “That was a bitter joke of the man in New Jersey who put a quantity of...

Iowans Moving To Kansas

The Iowa editors are coming to see us. We suppose they are coming after their citizens Ever since we have been in Kansas that crowded but lonesome-looking prairie schooner has been arriving, and the driver of its horses or oxen answers: ‘We’re from Eye-o-way –...

The Ladies of Kansas – 1870

The Ladies of Kansas – fair as the blossom upon our prairies, only not half so numerous. What a dreary void would even Kansas be without them. — E. L. Durham, Hog Creek, Kansas. The Leavenworth Weekly Times, Leavenworth KS. July 14, 1870. Page 5.  (c)...

Poncher Family Struck By Lightning

GUILFORD.  Serious Accident. About two weeks since the family of Mr. Poncher, son-in-law of Mr. Root, of Guilford, set out to move to Caney, with two teams, one of horse and the other of oxen. They had reached a point on their journey about fifteen miles south of Elk...