JOCO Gazette

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The Orphan Train

Check out my latest article on the Orphan Train which was printed in the July 15 edition of the Johnson County Gazette. Orphan Trains were a way for the large east coast cities in the mid to late 1850s so ship a large number of young children out of their cities to cities further west. […]

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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, which was originally going to be called, “Bradshaw”. Check out the article via this link at the JOCO Gazette. Click on image to read captions

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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 Champion in 1905″ and recounts the life and Major League Career of Luther Taylor, an 1890s graduate of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Includes some interesting facts about

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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 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 we犀利士 st

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Ott’s Mill

Check out my latest article in the June 11 edition of the Johnson County Gazette about Olathe’s historic Ott’s Mill building on East Cedar Street. If you have been following my column, you know that I am a direct descendent of C.M. Ott, who built the mill in 1868, making it the second oldest building

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