Henzy Murdered – 1876

Tale Of The Frontier The had been a murder at Red Fox Run, one of the tributaries of the Smoky Hill river, in Western Kansas. A murder was not a novel thing in those days, for of the eighteen men sleeping in the unfenced graveyard, on top of the undulating right bank...

The Era of Prosperity

The Lawrence Journal recently said that the present was the first year of real solid, substantial prosperity Kansas had ever known, since it was the first time in the history of the State that its prosperity was based on something else than ephemeral or accidental...

The Saloon As A Political Power

One of the most potent powers for evil in American politics to-day, is whisky. Large cities in older states control the elections of the State, the cities in themselves controlled by the use of whiskeys. Even in comparatively new states where there is a large town in...

500 Camp Kettles

The Mennonites have left with a Topeka foundry an order for five hundred camp kettles. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. Friday, December 25, 1874. Page 3. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

Atchison & Nebraska Track

The Atchison & Nebraska company began work this morning on a new track to connect their line with the Atchison & Santa Fe road.  It will start out from the foot of Commercial street, cut off about six feet from the corner of the depot, and join the Santa Fe...

The Wealth of Kansas

A. Goddard, Esq., one of the editors of the Boston Advertiser, writes from Denver to that paper an interesting letter of which the following is an extract: “The wealth of Kansas and Colorado has not yet begun to be estimated.Eastern Kansas, with its glorious...