Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Olathe - What the first woman saw - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

In this item, Mrs. Emily L. Millikan recounts her experiences related to her May 28, 1857 arrival in the Kansas Territory. Arriving with her brother, Dr. J.B. Whittier, Millikan explains that she was the "first woman resident" of Olathe, Kansas. Millikan also discusses such things as traveling via wagon, visiting the Shawnee Mission, and meeting Native Indians. Millikan states that the first women she encountered in Olathe were "two big squaws who unexpectedly stuck their heads through a broken pane of glass in the room where I was and greatly startled me."

Creator: Millikan, Emily L.
Date: 1907

Bookbag Share Print

Olathe - What the first woman saw - 1Olathe - What the first woman saw - 2Olathe - What the first woman saw - 3Olathe - What the first woman saw - 4

Olathe - What the first woman saw - 1

Item Number: 220237
Call Number: History Johnson County Coll. #699, Box: 1, Folder: Hist. - Johnson County
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220237

Copyright © 2007-2020 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.