To celebrate the upcoming Lifetime movie filmed in Weston, the town is featuring a “Tour Within a Tour.” Several local businesses and locations were used in the film, and the town has created a map of these locations.
The story of Linwood Pioneer Cemetery at 3600 W. 95th St. and those buried within its drastically shrunken grounds reveal the tenacity and vigor of Johnson County’s early settlers.
“Mr. B. had often asserted that when he should die he would return to convince his unbelieving friends of the truth of the hereafter as viewed from the Spiritualist standpoint.”
Newspaper accounts from 1876 were the first to mention the puzzling character known as Sands Hopkins – a man whose short, privileged life so often involved predicaments, partying and loaded pistols.
The Kansas City Speedway was like one of those fast-moving cars along the wooden racetrack; it was here one minute and vanished around the corner faster than anyone could have ever imagined.
In his records of death and carefully recorded by the aging priest, a curious entry reads, “On this 17th day of July, A.D., 1871, was interred Jacques [Fournaise] (Old Pino), a native of Montreal, Canada, aged 124 years.”
Long before there were UPS trucks or Amazon deliveries, the Santa Fe Trail was a 900-mile dirt road for covered wagons hauling goods to and from New Mexico and the western boundary of the United States.
Standing at about 6’3” with a light-copper complexion “with a large mouth, fairly thin lips and an usually high voice for a large man,” Hiram Young was starkly different than other enterprising men of the town.