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An interview with former Lane County Kansas probate judge and Justice of the Peace Andy J. Myers regarding experiences during the early days of Kansas.
00:00:40 - Biographical information
00:01:36 - Career history
00:03:43 - County seat fight between Ravanna and Eminence, Kansas
00:17:32 - Song, On the bed ground in a cow camp
00:22:40 - Fight at Ravanna
00:33:42 - Horse thieves
00:38:32 - School experiences
00:40:55 - County elections
00:41:57 - Wagon travel
00:43:38 - Visiting Lawrence, KS after Quantrill's Raid - Note: Mr. Myers was born in 1868. Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence happened in August of 1863. Mr. Myers was in Lawrence in 1877.
00:45:27 - Getting Glasses
00:47:29 - Wild Buffalo
00:48:07 - Experiences with Indigenous Americans
00:49:25 - Dodge City, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp
00:50:24 - Stories he's read
00:52:21 - Wife and children
reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation
Frontier and pioneer life, African Americans, Slavery -- United States, Voter fraud, Elections--Corrupt practices, Jetmore (Kan.), Crime, Rural schools, Cowboys
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Johnson, Alma, "Interview with Andy J. Myers" (1958). Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection. 22.