The original was taken from the internet a number of years ago. I no longer am able to source it.
Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas.
Taken from the internet years ago. I can’t currently find where.
I’ve been in Sedan and the town is unchanged enough that this picture remains familiar.
The Sedan picture isn’t a family photo. It is instead one I found on the internet and gave a little photo touch-up help, but not much, because there wasn’t much I could do with it. I can’t make out the names of establishments but this would have been likely during the time James Albert McKenney had a feed shop on Main Street in Sedan.
I picked the bottom photo up from the Tribute to Osage County website, seeing it was a McWhirt. Ruby’s not down the line of Addie McKenney who married Samuel Cornelius McWhirt, but she was a relative. Thought I’d play with this with a quick coloring to see what it looked like.
From the boomtown oil days, this reads, “The house of Ruby McWhirt Farris on Lot 33 in the Osage. A typical clapboard boom town structure, it boasted a screened back porch and white trim. (Courtesy Osage County Historical Society)”