Kansas Credits & Contributors


Without the help of you — our gracious contributors, this website, nor any future publication would be successful. I am so grateful to ALL of you!!! Thank you so much!!

Betty Daniel Gudat, who very graciously contributed the vintage photographs of Fort Riley, Kansas. Mrs. Gudat was born at Fort Riley and her father was stationed there until the 1920’s when World War II began. Mrs. Gudat is now a resident of San Antonio, Texas. Thank you, dear reader, for your contribution!

Sarah Ann Lock, who is a descendant of the semi-ghost town of White Cloud, Kansas. Sarah added additional factional information and legends to our article. Thanks, Sarah!

Carol Brook, who added some great information to our Fort Scott, Kansas Hauntings. Thank you Carol.

Written Materials:

  • Blackmar, William; Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Standard Publishing Co., Chicago, IL,1912.
  • Cutler, William; History of the State of Kansas, A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL, 1883.
  • Greenberg, Martin; McSherry, Frank; and Waugh, Charles; Ghosts of the Heartland; Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville Tennessee, 1990
  • Halicki, Diane and Robson, Ellen; Haunted Highway – The Spirits of Route 66; 1999; Golden West Publishers, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Jameson, W.C.; Buried Treasures of the Great Plains; August House Publishers, Inc.; Little Rock, Arkansas, 1998.
  • Myers, Roger; Dodge City Shootout: The Deaths of Levi Richardson and Frank Loving; Ford County Historical Society.
  • Pollard, William C. Jr; Kansas Forts During the Civil War; a paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Mid-America Conference on History at the University of Kansas, September 1992.
  • Taylor, Troy; No Rest For the Wicked; White Chapel Press, 2001.
  • Thompson, Isabel and Clarke, Louise T.; Ghost Town—Almost: The Depression Hits a Negro Town; Opportunity, Journal of Negro Life; September 1925.
  • James, John Towner; The Benders of Kansas; Kan-Okla Publishing, Wichita, KS, 1913, reprinted 1995.



Atchison, Kansas Website

The Bloody Benders

City of Leavenworth

Coin World

Ford County Historical Society

Ghosts of the Prairie

Haunted Places

The Ioway Nation

The Kansas Collection

Kansas Geological Survey

Kansas State Historical Society

Leisure and Sport Review

National Park Service

New Deal Network

Prairie Ghosts


Territorial Kansas

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Legends of America Resources & Credits