Thursday, June 01, 2006

June 1, 2006
Landed in Kansas at 1:30 their time. Picked up at the airport by Ed LeRoy of the Wichita Cowtown Historical Group. He took Rob and me to the museum for a luncheon and presentation. Met many of the local Chamber people, local volunteers. Nice lunch. They gave me a new cowboy hat and a cool knife (that I'm going to have fun getting through security on the ride home). Dr. Jay Price accompanied me and two harlots, Amazing Grace and Daisy Long Stockings. Toured the entire property and learned a bunch. The harlots flirted shamelessly, so that was fun. Very professional and inspiring. Local people doing great stuff to preserve our West.

Roy took us for a car tour of Wichita and we saw where The Earp Whore House was, Rowdy Joe Lowe's and we landed at Wichita Hat Works and met Jack Kellogg. Cool store full of great hats. Loved it. He took me in the back and showed me his collection of 1880s hat blocks. Definitely a TW story there.

Going out to dinner tonight with Roy and crew. We hit the road in the morning for Caldwell and Medicine Lodge and Meade. A road trip with history nuts. It doesn't get any better than that.

"The road is the only thing."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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