KanColl: The Kansas Historical Quarterlies

magazine cover -- click to see larger view of watercolor     Spring 1961

"When Kansas Became A State," p. 1.

Lindquist, Emory, "Kansas: A Centennial Portrait," p. 22.

Barry, Louise, "Kansas Before 1854: A Revised Annals," p. 67.

Miller, Nyle H. and Snell, Joseph W., "Some Notes on Kansas Cowtown Police Officers and Gun Fighters," p. 67.

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From the cover: Samuel J. Reader's water color of his first log cabin at Indianola (Shawnee county), in June, 1855. The picture represents the typical "Home, Sweet Home" of many who were settling in Kansas about the time statehood was achieved 100 years ago.