John Brown

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 ground that bustled with activity beginning in the late 1850s and continuing to the end of the 1800s and into the early 1900s.  Unfortunately, the once-bustling area is no longer …

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William Pellett: First Mayor of Olathe

Check out the latest edition of the Johnson County Gazette to read my latest article about Olathe’s first Mayor, William “Billy” Pellett. Pellett was held prisoner during the Raid of Olathe by William Quantrill in 1862. Of course, you can read more about that event by purchasing my new book, “Moonlit Mayhem: Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe, Kansas” available …

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John Brown's Cabin

John Brown’s Cabin and Good Lord Bird

First of all, a shameless plug for my new book, Moonlit Mayhem: Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe Kansas. Get your signed copy for $5 off the purchase prices using the code “MOON521” at Now, on to today’s tour stop. John Brown’s Cabin, a Kansas Historic Site in Osawatomie, Kansas, did not belong to John Brown. Instead, what …

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