Pioneer Stories

Ho For California!Part of Helen McCowen Carpenter’s 1857 diary as she and her family prepare to leave Franklin County for California.  The families lived near Norwood in north-central Franklin County.

Photos courtesy of Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, Ukiah, CA.
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Early History of Pottawatomie Township, Franklin County, Kansas

Reuben Hackett’s Story of the Early Settlement of Franklin County

Home Life in the Early Days of Kansas by Martha Root Valentine (see also People/Surname Index/Valentine, Martha Root for story plus photo)

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