I am off to Topeka to lecture at the annual conference of the Topeka Genealogical Society on Saturday. On Friday, I'll be at the Kansas State Historical Society doing research. The society has a folder on Philip Troutfetter, my relative, who traversed the western hemisphere between the late 1890s and 1901 or so.
He owned the newspaper in Thomas County, Kansas before he started globetrotting and I've decided to review the microfilm of the newspaper for key events in his life to see how they were mentioned. Philip made national news several times and hopefully his local newspaper had more to say about him.
Stay tuned....I don't think I'm done with the Philip story yet.