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As Published - August 1942

August 1942 (Vol. 11, No. 3), pages 333 to 334.
Transcribed by Susan Stafford;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

The following historical articles relating to Kansas have appeared in the Kansas City (Mo.) Times: "Old Directory Reviews Eventful Time in Stage Coach Center Here [Kansas City, Mo.]," by J. P. G., November 6, 1941; "They Wanted to Fly for America, Now They Make History for R. A. F. [a story of Kansas and Missouri boys in the R. A. F.]," by Marcel Wallenstein, December 19; "First Emigrant Train to Pacific Left Westport 100 Years Ago," by Charles Kelley, December 26; "Kansas, Jekyll or Hyde?--Wil-liam Allen White Is Alarmed at Changing Population of State," January 23, 1942; "Lawrence Raid of 1856 Regarded as a Lark by Some Missourians," by Paul I. Wellman, February 19; "Fort Scott, a Century Old, Cherishes Relies of Short-Lived Army Outpost," May 7; "A Tornado Sleuth Proves Kansas Is Not the Twister's Home Ground," by James McQueeny, June 18.

The Hutchinson News and Herald, January 28 and 29, 1942, report the seventieth birthday anniversary of Reno county celebrated January 28 with a party at Convention Hall, Hutchinson.

"Death Ends Long Career Pawnee Bill Began in Sodhouse Outside Wichita," is the title of a short biographical sketch of Gordon W. Lillie which appeared in the Wichita (Evening) Eagle, February 4, 1942. The Morning Eagle of the same date carried the article, "'Pawnee Bill' Lillie, Famous Oklahoma Frontiersman, Dies."

Oak Grove cemetery at Lawrence "contains more notable men than any other of God's acres in this state," wrote William Allen White in "The Kansas Arlington" in the Emporia Gazette, February 12, 1942. The article was reprinted in the Kansas City (Mo.) Star, February 16.

The history of School District No. 28, Osborne county, was published in the Osborne County Farmer, Osborne, February 12, 1942. The district was formed November 2, 1872.

An article entitled "The Oak Mills Post Office [midway between Leavenworth and Atchison] Is Seventy-Four Years Old," by George J. Remsburg, appeared in the Leavenworth Times, February 19, 1942. Postmasters who have served the postoffice since its founding were named.



The Jewell County Republican, of Jewell, February 26, 1942, featured an article by Lillian Forrest on the history of the Treffer family. Gustavus E. Treffer, one of the pioneers, settled in Jewell county in 1871.

"Today Is 96th Anniversary of the Birth of Bill Cody-Came to Salt Creek Valley [Leavenworth county] in 1854" is the title of an article in the Leavenworth Times, February 26, 1942. It relates incidents in the life of "Buffalo Bill" as recalled by the octogenarian, John Hand, one of the few men living in Leavenworth county who remembers Cody.

Preston B. Plumb and his activities in Emporia were recalled in an article entitled "The Boy Who Founded Emporia" in the Emporia Gazette, February 27, 1942. An early picture of Plumb was reproduced. Under the title "Emporia Is Reminded of the Boy Who Founded Town 85 Years Ago," the Kansas City (Mo.) Times, March 7, reprinted much of the article.

Early history of the Dodge City area was briefly reviewed by the Dodge City Daily Globe, March 19, 1942, in the article, "Sam Stubbs, Dodge City's No. 1 Booster, Dead." Stubbs first came to western Kansas and Fort Dodge as a mounted infantryman after the Dull Knife raid of 1878.

Henry L. Carey of Dodge City wrote of the attempts of religion to establish a foothold in early wild and woolly Dodge in the Hutchinson News-Herald, March 22, 1942, under the title, "Heaven Comes to Front Street With Aid of Six-Shooter."

The St. Paul Journal issued a special historical edition May 7, 1942, in observance of the ninety-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Osage Catholic Mission and St. Francis School at what is now St. Paul. Many pictures of the early missionaries, mission and school buildings were reproduced. Included among the memorable accounts is Chapter XI of an unpublished work by Father Paul Mary Ponziglione, S. J., entitled, "An Adventure of Lucille St. Pierre Among the Osage." For thirty years Father Ponziglione was a missionary at the Catholic Osage Mission. The Pittsburg Headlight and Sun also honored St. Paul's birthday with an article in their issues of March 25 entitled: "One of Early Settlements in Southwest-Town of 1,000 Grew From Mission Opened in 1847 by Sister Loretta."