Labette County, located in the Neosho River Valley of southeast Kansas, is home to eight cities, each rich in history. The story of Labette County is the story of French fur traders, Indian treaties, Civil War veterans, homesteaders, and railroad magnates—the people and events that transformed a prairie wilderness and shaped the county’s future.
"We hope those who read Labette County will take time to explore the county themselves, visit the towns and historic sites, and work even harder to help preserve its past," said authors Mike Brotherton and Dave Mattox, who are long-time Labette County residents and board members of the Parsons Historical Society Museum.
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Labette County will be available September 19, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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