Month: November 2021

Harvey girls

The Harvey Girls

Check out my latest column in the November 19 edition of the Johnson County Gazette.   This article is entitled, “Who Were the Harvey Girls”. this article is a bit of a departure for me from “war” related topics. The Harvey Girls were young women who were hired to provide hospitality to travelers going west on …

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Fort Larned

This week we continue our journey through West Central Kansas with a stop at Fort Larned, which is located near Larned, Kansas, approximately 270 miles from the western edge of Kansas City. The camp created in 1859 was originally named “Camp on Pawnee Fork”. The name was soon changed to “Camp Alert” by the resident …

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