LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A Lawrence man has created a commemorative bandanna to recognize the 150th anniversary of William Quantrill’s raid that left more than 180 residents dead.
Conrad Altenbernd III’s great-grandfather and his family spent the day and night of the raid hiding in their farm’s cornfield. Altenbernd says he grew up hearing family stories about how they watched Lawrence burning at the hands of the Missouri invaders Aug. 21, 1863.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Altenbernd has printed 300 bandanas. He plans to sell 200 of them for $10 each and give away 100 to elected officials, local leaders, museums and others with ties to Lawrence’s history.
Altenbernd is a lifelong resident of Lawrence and still has the family’s original homestead.