Author Jim Gray to speak at library

Author, speaker, and promoter of Kansas cowboy heritage Jim Gray will present “A Bullwhackers Life — Freighting Supplies over the Plains” during a Kansas Humanities program that begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Marion City Library in the new Santa Fe Room.

Gray’s program will cover bullwhackers who traveled the Kansas frontier freighting supplies and shaping a profession akin to today’s long haul truck drivers.

His presentation examines how fortunes were won and lost, and how bullwhackers tested their skills at peaceful negotiations as they passed through lands controlled by American Indian tribes.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (620) 382-2442.

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