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Kansas Historical Quarterly - Winter 1956

Kansas Historical Quarterly, Winter 1956

Volume 22

Winter 1956, Number 4


Cover and contents

Alan W. Farley, "Annals of Quindaro: A Kansas Ghost Town," | PDF Version, p. 305. (Volunteer: Tristan Smith)

David Lindsey, ed., "The Journal of an 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Seeker," | PDF Version, p. 321.

Theo. H. Scheffer, "Old Fort Solomon at Lindsey," | PDF Version, p. 342.

James C. Malin, "Dodge City Varieties—A Summer Interlude of Entertainment, 1878," | PDF Version, p. 347. (Volunteer: Chris Wynkoop)

Eugene T. Wells, "Jefferson Davis and the Kansas Territory," | PDF Version, p. 354.

"Touring Kansas and Colorado in 1871, The Journal of George C. Anderson—Concluded," | PDF Version, p. 358.

Bypaths of Kansas History, p. 385.

Kansas History as Reported in the Press, p. 387.

Kansas Historical Notes, p. 391.

Errata and Addenda, p. 396.

Index to Volume 22, p. 397.


The Cover

An air view of old Fort Larned, a Santa Fe trail landmark which was several times besieged by Indians in pioneer days. Courtesy of Don Richards and the Kansas Industrial Development Commission.

Buildings of the fort form a quadrangle around the old parade ground, with officers' quarters at the lower left. The property has been owned since 1902 by the Frizell family who operate it as the Fort Larned ranch. Present U.S. Highway 156 crosses the top of the picture.

Fort Larned is today an outstanding example of a nineteenth century frontier outpost erected for defense against the Indian, The National Park Service recently described the fort as "the best preserved post along the old Santa Fe trail."