- Civil War 150th
Newtonia sites under study
A study to determine whether to include Newtonia’s two Civil War battlefields in the national park system is progressing, said Natalie Franz, a planner with the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service.
His long black hair having thinned and gone white, Joseph Orville Shelby no longer looked the part of the dashing Confederate cavalry commander he had once been. And as the 19th century drew to a close, he no longer gave voice to that part, either.
'The Crime against Kansas' - 150 years later
In the winter of 1858, a grim-faced rider lit by Old Testament fire tracked through the night along the Little Osage River. Somewhere in the timbered bottoms and tallgrass country, he crossed from Kansas into Vernon County, Mo. For years, that rider had stoked the border with razor-edged rhetoric and broadswords.
- Newtonia sites under study