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John Burchill, Speaker

Author and associate professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University.

People, Places, and Politics in 1800s Kansas

Pioneer James R. Mead was a man of his times. Interested in commerce, politics, and conservation, he settled in the Kansas Territory in the 1850s. Known now as one of Wichita’s founding fathers, Mead was also influential as a trails outfitter, statesman, and railroad booster. What can be learned from Mead’s influence on the state’s early development?

Contact John Directly about speaking at your event:
jkburchill@gmail.com
(785)819-0789
Salina

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