Montgomery County, Kansas Was One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The Nation In The 1870s
Early on in our state’s colonized history, Kansas was filled with traveling settlers, robbers, fighting between Natives and settlers, and plenty more nefarious characters. However, this county in particular was especially deadly to be in during the 1870s. Have you heard why?
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Today, you can see more about the Benders and their legend at the Cherryvale Museum. There’s a lot more to see here than the Bloody Benders story, though, so plan for a couple hours of reading and learning about the town’s history. If you’re a fan of spooky themes and Halloween, you should check out something like this spooky jack-o-lantern walk.
Born and raised Kansan, Clarisa has lived in both tiny towns and cities during her time here in the Sunflower State, mostly in the south central area. Clarisa is a stay-at-home mother of one crazy kid, three cats, and two reptiles, and has been writing anything and everything since she's held a pencil, though Kansas and fantasy novels take up most of her time.
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