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Barbour County Index Archive

  • Medicine Lodge, Kansas
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The Barbour County Index of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, was founded by Michael L. Sherpy in June 1880 as a Democratic paper. Barber County had been organized in 1873 in honor of Thomas Barber, a free-state settler in Douglas County who was killed in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1855 during the Wakarusa War between pro- and antislavery settlers. When the county was established, the name was inadvertently misspelled as "Barbour." The spelling was changed to "Barber" in 1883 when legislation determined that the county should bear the name originally given to it; the paper became the Barber County Index in accordance with the official change. William Cutler called the Index "a shining light in the Democratic press of this region" in his History of the State of Kansas.

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Barbour County Index, 1880–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 29, 2016

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Jack Swonger

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Archive Info

  • 21,287
  • Medicine Lodge, Kansas
  • 18801922
0

Source Information

Barbour County Index, 1880–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 29, 2016