I just wanted to post a quick update that I have just gotten back from my research trip to Kansas! I ended up spending a little over 2 weeks in Emporia, Lawrence, and the surrounding area gathering information. I have over 7,000 scanned pages of archival material to read, sort, and organize, and then I’ll be ready to start writing.
This research trip uncovered more information than I could have possibly hoped for. The challenge will be in cutting down everything to fit into a reasonably sized book. As I progress in sorting through all of this research I’ll post updates with interesting things I’ve found just to keep everyone posted on how things are progressing.