The Heritage of Kansas: Selected Commentaries on Past Times

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The Heritage of Kansas
Selected Commentaries on Past Times

edited by Everett Rich

University of Kansas Press

Lawrence, 1960

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • I - The Old West 1
  • Commerce on the Santa Fe Trail 7
  • On the Oregon Trail 20
  • The Pony Express 35
  • II - Years of Violence 37
  • Massacre of the Marais Des Cygnes 42
  • Lizzie and the Underground Railroad 50
  • Price's Retreat and Escape 56
  • III - Kansas Immigrants 73
  • A Day with the Mennonites 82
  • At Kawsmouth Station 95
  • Emigrant Life in Kansas 103
  • IV - Men Against the Frontier 118
  • General Sheridan Hunts the Buffalo 121
  • A Prairie Fire 129
  • The Battle of the Arickaree 138
  • The Grasshopper Plague 141
  • The Blizzard of 1886 151
  • V - Invention and Transportation 156
  • Wheels in His Head 161
  • VI - End of the Cattle Trail 183
  • VII - The Outlaw Fringe 213
  • VIII - Life in a Pioneer Town 226
  • Establishing a Country Newspaper 233
  • Notes for an Autobiography 241
  • IX - Fact and Fancy 260
  • The Wonderful Mirage 287
  • X - Turn of the Century 291
  • Peffer's Utopia 300
  • Heckled to Fame 306
  • The Walls of Jericho 310
  • The Home-Coming of Colonel Hucks 317
  • XI - An Interpretation 340
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