Kansans In Oklahoma – 1895

One half the members of the territorial legislature of Oklahoma are formally Kansas men, says a Kansas paper. Well, what do people suppose they went there for, any how? The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by...

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 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...

Missouri Says “Kansas Blows”

A few days ago we received a fault-finding article, entitled, “Kansas Blows,” from the Sedalia, Missouri Bazoo. It was from the esteemed pen of its editor and publisher, J. West Goodwin. The article was characterized by disgust rather than malevolence, and is charged...

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...

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)...

Emigrants to Kansas 1858

A letter from a young friend on his way to Kansas, written on a steamboat on the Missouri, May 16, says: “Emigrants are pouring into Kansas by the thousands. Steamboats cannot be made long and large enough to carry all that apply for passage. This boat refused...

Droves Coming To Kansas

The Cry is Still “They Come.” Emigrants come rolling in upon us at a rapid rate. Droves are going to Kansas. Mr. C. N. Pratt, the gentlemanly agent of the Pacific Railroad, which runs in connection with the Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad, informs us that one party...

Cheyenne Saw Mill – 1857

WHITE CLOUD.  Starting a Saw Mill.—On our way to Kansas, we met a young man on board the boat, who said he was from Wyandott County, Ohio, and was going to Kansas, to hunt a location for a saw mill, to be run by water. He designated a place, by stating its distance...