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Ruins of Lawrence following the Lawrence Massacre (1863). The Massacre and the Civil War is a significant part of Lawrence's identity.

Lawrence, Kansas after Quantrill Raid

The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas, following attack by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders. 1863

Nowhere, Kansas -Nowhere, KS was originally a stop on the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson railroad, and today the Midland Railway runs on these tracks. As far as I can tell, this is all that's left of the town. So this is a literal picture of "the middle of nowhere". Location is on Montana Road just south of Woodson Road, in Franklin County, Kansas.

On Aug. 21, 1863 William Quantrill led his guerrilla band of over 400 men into Lawrence, Kansas. They rounded up all of the males old enough to carry a weapon and shot them in the streets, while their families looked on. They ravaged the city, burning buildings and stealing anything of value. The final result was 150 dead, the largest attack on unarmed civilians in American history until September 11, 2001. Missouri History Museum

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- Colosseum Ruins Original Italian travel poster. Circa 1950. Printed in Italy.

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