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100 years ago: Permanent record made of Quantrill’s Raid victims

May 21, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 21, 1911:

  • “Complying with the suggestion of visiting G.A.R. veterans during the Encampment, City Engineer Dunmire has made a permanent record of Lawrence people killed during the sacking of the city by Quantrell. The names of 109 victims have been embossed with India ink on a white cardboard background and framed in Flemish oak. The list will be presented to the council by the engineer and will be hung in the council chamber.”
  • “Mrs. W. A. Haynes, wife of the pastor of the Christian church [in Caney, Kan.], publicly horsewhipped Daniel H. Plowman, a widely known dairyman and a member of the Caney school board, today. Plowman swore out a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Haynes and her son, who accompanied her. The trouble grew out of a fight over the election of a superintendent of public schools. Mrs. Haynes wrote a communication to a local paper concerning the election. Plowman posted the clipped communication in the window of his store and appended the words: ‘She says she is a religious woman.” Mrs. Haynes entered the Plowman store and demanded that the clipping be removed. Plowman refused. Then Mrs. Haynes attacked him with a riding quirt.”

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