Born April 15, 1876, Mabel Chase was elected to serve as Kiowa County sheriff in 1926, the first female sheriff in Kansas. She was among the first women elected sheriff in the United States.
Soon after the Civil War began April 12, 1861, the safety of the nation’s capital and that of President Abraham Lincoln became of national concern. A group of Kansans helped form the Frontier Guard, perhaps an early version of the Secret Service.
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