John W. Nixon from Medicine Lodge will share some Gypsum Hills history at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.
An avid self-taught historian, Nixon has gathered a great deal of information about colorful Barber County. He is the president of the Stockade Museum in Medicine Lodge, and his family has been involved with the Peace Treaty Pageant held there every three years for many years.
His presentation will include the Peace Treaty Pageant from the 1920s, a bank robbery in 1884, Carrie Nation and the Gyp Hills. The meeting is free and open to the public.