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Barber County, Kansas: History & Genealogy

Reverend George Robinson and his grandson, George Franklin Forney, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.
Rev. George Robinson and his grandson, George Franklin Forney.
Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.

Heh, heh, heh... What the...? Uuugh!  HEY!!!
Practical Jokes & Backfired Actions: A few stories from Barber County, Kansas
Courtesy of David Massey and Nate Massey.


A Collection of
Contemporary News Articles
About the John W. Hillmon Case.

CLICK HERE to read about the case.

Who Is It? Is It a Crime?

A Collection of Contemporary News Articles
About the John W. Hillmon Case


A Christmas in the Wilderness, 1871   A story by Scott Cummins about a buffalo hunters' Christmas dinner near where Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, was established a few years later.

Strength and Hardiness of Cattle   Commentary and photo by Nathan Lee.

Cowboy Rock near Sun City, Barber County, Kansas   Photos from the collection of Kim Fowles.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - List of the 2,198 men who registered for the draft in Barber County, Kansas.

Isabel Cemetery, Isabel, Kansas.
Burial listing courtesy of Harold Vanderboegh

List of Graduates of Sharon High School, 1914 - 1987, Sharon, Kansas.   Courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Burial listing: Lake City Cemetery, courtesy of Carol (Lake) Rogers and Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer.

Fox Hastings riding a bucking bronco at McLain's Roundup rodeo near Sun City, Barber County, Kansas. Circa 1923 - 1924. Fox Hastings: Rodeo Cowgirl, first woman bulldogger in professional rodeo, a bronc rider and trick rider. The photograph of her riding a bucking bronco, at right, was taken at McLain's Roundup near Sun City, Kansas, by Homer Venters.

Thurman W. Balding of Sun City, Kansas, also known as Tull Balding, Skeeter Balding, Tull Baldwin and Skeeter Baldwin. 

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles. Thurman W. Balding   Known as Tull Balding or Skeeter Balding around his home town of Sun City, Kansas, he is best known to history by his alias of "Skeeter Baldwin" as a member of the Bill Cook Gang.

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