Saturday, February 9, 2013


They had no electricity, no running water and lived in houses made of sod. These are just some of the challenges faced by early homesteaders in southwest Kansas, according to 75-year-old Alma Lou Plunkett of Syracuse, who recently had her first book published.

Titled The Kansas-Colorado Line: Homesteading Tales of Several Families, a Memoir, the book shares the history of her and her late husband Howard Plunkett's family's homesteading history.

Read more of Angie Haflich's article in the Garden City Telegram.

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