Sarah Smarshis a freelance writer and fifth-generation Kansan. She is a fellow of the Center for Kansas Studies and the author ofIt Happened in Kansas(Globe Pequot). She currently lives in northeast Kansas.
Robert Barr Smith is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma and a retired colonel, US Army. He is the author or co-author of seventeen books and more than a hundred magazine articles, primarily in military and western history. Smith lives in the Ozark Hills of southern Missouri and is a frequent lecturer on the West.