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L. Philip Billard, aviator, born April 7,  1891Frontier Guard, formed of Kansans on April 12, 1861, to protect President LincolnRural Electrification reached Kansas on April 1, 1938



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.

Mabel Chase

Events in Kansas History

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.

Frontier Guard

Today in Kansas history