Category Archives: An Original Kansan

Anthony’s Connections to the Harper’s Ferry Raid

When studying D.R. Anthony, there are times when his life takes on a Forrest Gump-like quality, particularly within the abolitionist movement where he frequently appears as an ancillary, yet interesting character. Undoubtedly this phenomenon is true of many historical figures, … Continue reading

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Getting from New York to Kansas in 1856

During the time between his first trip to Kansas in 1854 and his subsequent permanent move their in 1857, Anthony continued working to ensure Kansas’ entrance to the Union as a free state. He worked closely with the New York … Continue reading

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1886: A Historically Conscious Journalist

In 1886, D.R. Anthony and his fellow Kansan’s celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their state’s admittance to the Union, an incident D.R. Anthony had been intimately involved in. From far and wide, Kansan’s of all stripes gathered to the state … Continue reading

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