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A photograph of Brinton Webb and Emily Woodward and their sons Chester (left) and Brinton D. Woodward came to Lawrence, Kansas, in May 1855 and opened a drug store which later became Round Corner drug store. Woodward took an active part in the Free State cause. He was Secretary of the first Territorial Convention and a delegate to the Free State Convention. At the time of the Wakarusa War in December 1855, Mr. Woodward joined Company F Kansas Guards, commanded by General James Lane. On Aug. 21, 1863, when Quantrill raided Lawrence, Woodward narrowly escaped with his life but his stock of goods was destroyed. He was the first superintendent of schools in Lawrence and was president of the School Board. Woodward was a member of the University Board of Regents from 1876 to 1880.

Date: Between 1880 and 1890

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Item Number: 215667
Call Number: B Woodward, Brinton W. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 215667

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