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Born April 15, 1876, Mabel Chase was elected Kiowa County sheriff in 1926. She was the first female sheriff in Kansas, and among the first women elected sheriff in the United States.

Mabel Chase

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On Sunday, April 14, 1935, called Black Sunday, a massive front moved across the Great Plains with winds of 60 miles per hour.

Black Sunday, April 14, 1935

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