The Ladies of Kansas – fair as the blossom upon our prairies, only not half so numerous. What a dreary void would even Kansas be without them. — E. L. Durham, Hog Creek, Kansas.

The Leavenworth Weekly Times, Leavenworth KS. July 14, 1870. Page 5.  (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.