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Trail-finder will give talk to historical society

Staff writer

Brian Stucky, a self-proclaimed trail finder, will give a talk on pioneer and Indian trails in Marion County during Marion County Historical Society’s annual meeting.

Displays from Marion County museums, plus the Cottonwood Crossing chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, will be available for viewing before the program at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the basement of the Marion County Community Building.

Stucky, retired Goessel High School teacher, maps trails with an L-shaped copper dowsing rod he says he has used to trace graves and wagon-wheel ruts.

In an interview with the Record in 2012, Stucky said he had discovered 1,500 miles of trails and had read 500 pages of trail statistics.

“I feel pretty consistent with what I am doing,” he said.

Stucky‘s presentation will include information from Gary Kraisinger about western cattle trails.

Kraisinger and his wife, Margaret of Halstead, research, write, and give lectures on the subject. Both have been inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Dodge City.

A brief business meeting will be held before the presentation, including election of board members.

Light refreshments will be available.

Last modified March 28, 2019