January 13, 2022
This week marks the 150th anniversary of a famous hunting trip that may have helped draw attention to a painting thought to have been inspired by an earlier buffalo hunting trip that happened in Nuckolls County.
But like many of the Old West stories, not everyone agrees about where it happened or even when.
For example Robert Landon, a man personally known by people I have known, said he raised Calamity Jane in a abin along the Little Blue River northwest of Oak. Some historians claim Calamity Jane was raised in Missouri.
Landon contended he raised her from a baby. As a young woman she l...