The true story of the life of Russell Scott Osborn, Civil War soldier, stonemason, Congregational minister, and Populist Party leader who was elected Kansas Secretary of State, therefore becoming an integral part of the Legislative War of 1893. Compiled from his own diaries and writings, Captain Osborn’s Legacy is that rare account that captures a period of Kansas and Western history largely overlooked until now.
A 2005 family reunion led Osborn’s great-great-granddaughter Patsy L. Redden to become not only aware of the accomplishments of her ancestor but also of the available primary material with which his story could be properly told.
“I have been discovering them [Russell and Sabrina Osborn] as real people who had needs, faults, and values, linking them to all other humans. They faced the common human dilemma in a world where dreams and goals do not always have the desired end results. While Russell and Sabrina were living their lives filled with adventure, hardships, successes, and even failures . . . they did not realize what a legacy they would be leaving.” – From the Introduction by Patsy L. Redden.
A book signing will follow the author talk.
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