A Walk Around Parsons in 1872

A Walk Around Parsons in 1872

September 7 , 2018, PARSONS, KS – Parsons Public Library will host the program “A Walk Around Parsons in 1872” on Monday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.  Mike Brotherton and David Mattox will present the program.

Mike and David will take us on a walk around Parsons and explore the businesses, schools, government and people of the infant wonder. Through newspaper articles, stories, and the oldest known photographs of Parsons, they will give us an idea of how it felt to live and work in this exciting time.

Mike Brotherton moved to Parsons in 1976 to teach at Labette Community College; now retired, he serves on the Parsons Historical Society Board of Directors, the Parsons Arts and Humanities Council, and is a volunteer of Operation Bright Touch. He enjoys buying and selling antiques and collectibles and working on art-related projects.

David Mattox was born in Southeast Kansas and is a lifelong resident. After graduation from Pittsburg State University in 1982, Mattox has been a small business owner for the past 36 years. He is a board member of the Parsons Historical Society and he considers the study of local history a favorite pastime. He resides in Parsons with his wife, Julie.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St. To sign up for the program or for more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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