Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

Westward Ho!

A group of twenty-nine free-state settlers, organized by the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company, arrives at what will become Lawrence, Kansas. The company was the brainchild of Eli Thayer (pictured) with financial backing from Amos A. Lawrence.

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