Mary Sibley Presentation

I was honored to be asked to speak with the Mary Sibley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Harrisonville on Saturday, April

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Quindaro Townsite

There is very little remaining of the town of Quindaro, Kansas today.  A modern park shelter now sits atop the bluff that overlooks the riverfront

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History of Lenexa

Check out my latest article in the January 28th edition of the JOCO Gazette.  This month’s article takes a look at the history of Lenexa,

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The Sacking of Osceola

Early on the morning of September 22, 1861, Lane, and his men, calling themselves “Lane’s Brigade”, rode into town and after trading small arms fire

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Lawrence Kansas

A traveler cannot understand the Border War without a visit to Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is located about 30 miles west of Kansas City and was

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Luther Dummy Taylor

Check out my latest column in the November 17 edition of the Johnson County Gazette.   This article is entitled, KSD’s Luther “Dummy” Taylor, World Series

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Lecompton Kansas

Lecompton is another town that has embraced its Civil War roots and markets itself to the outside world based on that image. The town’s slogan

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Cover Design for second book

Sneak Peek for the cover design for my second book, “The Border War Tour: A Traveler’s Guide to Civil War Sites on the Missouri/Kansas Border”. I’m

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The Battle of Westport

In this tour stop, I will review what is not just one tour stop but several. The Battle of Westport Driving Tour takes the visitor

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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

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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

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Dodge City Kansas

For this post, we continue our trip through south-central Kansas with a visit to Dodge City. Dodge City would earn the nickname, “Sodom of the

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Nazi POWs in the Midwest

Check out my latest column in Johnson County Gazette entitled, “Nazi Prisoners?”. This article is a bit a departure from my normal column in the

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Ray County Presentation

I was honored to speak at the David Whitmer Symposium last Saturday, this was changed to an online event, but the program was recorded so

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Fort Scott

Fort Scott, named after General Winfield Scott, was built in 1842 to give soldiers a place to live while working to maintain peace between white

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Jennison’s Jayhawkers visit Olathe

Check out my latest article for the Johnson County Gazette entitled “Jennison’s Jayhawkers visit Olathe. The article can be found at this link: http://jocogazette.com/images/2021-9-17.lowrez.pdf. Click

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