Kansas Anti-Horse Thief Societies

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March 29, 2015, 5:00 PM CT

Presented by John K. Burchill

Kansas was once the center of operations for many organized bands of horse thieves. In reaction, many independent anti-horse thief societies were formed, with the national Anti-Horse Thief Association especially strong in Kansas. By 1910 Kansas held the most members, was home to The Anti-Horse Thief Weekly News, and consistently had residents hold offices in the national order. So effective were these organizations that local law enforcement were often the first to join, and the Kansas Bank Commissioner called for their assistance to help fight bank robberies that plagued the state.

Edwards County 4-H Building
116 N. 13th St
Kinsley, KS 67547-0064
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Sponsored by: Edwards County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Rosetta Graff
(620) 659-2534