Linda S. Johnston

Author and Artist

Welcome and Happy Spring!

Wildflower bouquet described by Miriam Colt, Kansas pioneer. Artwork by Linda S. Johnston, copyright 2013
"This is a most lovely day. Hope is lightening the hearts of the settlers."

Spring brought a sense of renewal to settlers worn down by harsh winter weather. With waves of wildflowers painting the prairie in vivid pinks, purples, and yellows the land seemed reborn. Emigrants arrived ready to build new lives. Farmers planted crops with hopes of abundant harvests. Hope illuminated the Territory.

Read more about Miriam Colt and dozens of other emigrants who sought new lives for themselves and their families in Kansas Territory in Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory.

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