Johnson County Gazette

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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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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