Tom McNeal on the Cresset
Medicine Lodge Cresset, April 20, 1890. This article about the founding of his newspaper includes a story of why the editor of the previous newspaper left the town: he'd been smeared with sorghum, covered with buffalo grass, then ridden around town on a rail by some displeased readers.
When Kansas Was Young by Thomas Allen McNeal.
Here are the Search results for references to Cresset on the Barber County, Kansas: History and Genealogy website. It is mentioned on 106 pages as of 18 March 2007.
Thomas Allen McNeal published most of the early poems of Scott Cummins, and renamed him "The Pilgrim Bard" in place of "The Bone Pilgrim" as Cummins (who was a former buffalo hunter who had been working as a buffalo bone collector) called himself.
Musings of the Pilgrim Bard: A Book of Poems by Scott Cummins. The entire book may be read online or downloaded as a pdf file for printing.
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