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Governor George Anthony compiled this series of correspondence on crime and criminals, specifically the Bender case, from letters received while in office from 1877-1879. The Bender family operated a remote road house near Cherryvale, Kansas. When several travelers disappeared, local residents became suspicious of the Benders. A search of the property revealed eleven bodies buried in the yard, all of them dead from severe blows to the head. The Bender family members escaped and were never found. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878

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Item Number: 220439
Call Number: Governor's Office, Anthony, Correspondence Received-Subject File, Box 3, Folder 15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220439

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