Kansas-Its Past, Present, And Future
Recordedread on history's brightest page
Written in blood, a story ne'er forgot,
Of days agone; when pioneers endured
Privations, hardships, on this sacred spot.
We read of all the unforgotten past,
That o'er the present its reflections cast,
And hearts then fired with patriotic zeal,
Yet live, nor time shall their brave deeds conceal.
The present, can we need to tell in rhyme
And in the future, glorious, grand, sublime,
Laura E. Newell
Barrington, F. H.
(Topeka: Geo. W. Crane & Company. 1892)
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