Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lansing Skeleton.—On March 23, 1902, Joseph and Michael Concannon unearthed a portion of a human skeleton while digging a tunnel on the Concannon farm near Lansing, Leavenworth county. The skeleton was found deep under a well-defined stratum of earth and rock, and was imbedded in what is called river loess. The discovery excited no particular attention until early in August of that year, when Michael Concannon visited Kansas City, taking a portion of the jaw with him and giving particulars of the find to a newspaper reporter. Shortly after the news was published scientists from all over the United States visited Lansing, making reports and advancing theories as to the probable age of the "find," which was thought to be anywhere from 10,000 to 35,000 years, while some of the more skeptical residents of the neighborhood took the view that the remains were those of a penitentiary convict who had been buried in this locality, the use of which as a cemetery had long since been abandoned. The skull of this man now reposes in the national museum at Washington, D. C., while the bulk of the remainder has been added to the museum of the University of Kansas, at Lawrence.

Page 104 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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