Celebrating our Kansas roots

In the summer of 1872, Captain Russell Scott Osborn, a civil war veteran born in New York in 1833 but raised in Illinois before settling for six years in Iowa, made a 450-mile trek with his wife Sabrina Letitia and their children. Captain Osborn was a jack-of-all trades—a farmer, a comb maker, a brick maker, a book peddler, a lumberjack, a stonemason, and a Congregational … Continue reading Celebrating our Kansas roots