Susan's Blog – December 2013 Archive (1)

The Butchers of Kansas

In 1870, much of the American "Wild West” remained unsettled. Seeking a better life, pioneers traveled west in horse-drawn wagons, but they faced many hardships.



Some were ambushed and killed by robbers or Indians. Towns were few and far between. The treeless windswept Kansas prairie was particularly harsh: extreme summer heat, frigid winters, disease and grasshopper…

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Added by Susan on December 16, 2013 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

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