14-Mile Furrow

"There being but few inhabitants in the country he [Bishop Daniel Brundage) found it necessary -- since there were no roads, -- to draw a furrow fourteen miles long due east to our settlement in Marion county, so we might find our course along this furrow back and forth to worship together without losing the way along which there was nothing to break the monotony of the journey save the folks of Prairie chickens, and the small herds of antelopes cantering from us in the distance." (1 p222)

For more of this story, see (2 p21).



1. R. J. Heatwole, "A Letter" in Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No. 14 (Mennonite Church of North America, 1893 Jul 15), 222-223. Also www.dgatx.com/family...-15-p222-223/hs.html (2009 Jun 18).

2. Donald I Good, "Good Pioneers of Marion County, Kansas Bus Tour," localhost/family/peo...s/2009/05-23/hs.html (2009 May 23).

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