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A long time ago, a small number of people from across Europe and North America began journeys that would eventually take them and their ancestors all to one seemingly unremarkable place: Kansas. The stories of their lives as they have come to me across generations is the story of how this place and I came to be.

A series of short stories about the many people that came before me, leaving France, Germany, England, and beyond to become abolitionist guerilla warriors, get-rich-quick dreamers, and isolationist religious zealots. It holds the stories of women, both the powerfully independent and the abused horribly absued. At the center of the story is a living ghost, tracing the course of generations leading to Kansas and telling a story to a daughter that never truly knew her.