Fraud and Deception

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

In the spring of 1870 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad announced a planned extension to the southern border of Kansas. Known affectionately as the Katy, the railroad was vying with the Kansas, Neosho Valley Railroad (Border Tier Railroad) to be the first to reach the southern Kansas border with the Cherokee Nation. The winner would receive exclusive right to build tracks under land grant across Indian Territory.

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