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Yarmer to discuss early Kansas maps at historical society program
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Local historian Robert Yarmer will share the story of early Kansas maps during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 South U.S. 281, just south of Great Bend over the Arkansas River Bridge.

Where we’ve been and how we got here – that and many other stories can be told by maps. Yarmer, a native of the Ellinwood area, has had a lifelong interest in history. Maps are an integral part of understanding the development and settlement of this region, from pre-settlement, through the days of the Santa Fe Trail and Fort Zarah, to the present day. This presentation will provide a look at how the mapping of Kansas has developed and how Kansas has developed "on the map."

The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. A brief business meeting will precede the program. Refreshments will be served.