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Thomas Bickerton testimony

Hyatt, Thaddeus

This testimony, taken down by Thaddeus Hyatt as part of the Journal of Investigations in Kansas, is divided into two parts. It begins with descriptions of his life before he came to Kansas Territory and his efforts to set up a claim outside of Lawrence, including his technique for building his sod house. Thomas Bickerton was a well traveled individual and an influential commander of a free state artillery company. He was involved in skirmishes with border ruffians and in the attack on Franklin. Also, General James Lane sent him to Kansas City to obtain a brass howitzer (later known as the Abbott howitzer) for use against the proslavery forces.

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VOX-KOP: the voice of the Kansas Ordnance Plant

Kansas Ordnance Plant (Parsons, Kan.)

This employee newsletter was published at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, during World War II, until it was halted because of the paper shortage. It contains news about the employees, their families, and soldiers from the area, and includes many pictures. The Kansas Historical Society has issues beginning with volume 1, no. 22, September 21, 1942 through July 30, 1943. Issues published in 1943 are available as Kansas Memory unit 444027.

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