The 1862 Lone Jack Civil War Battle Commemoration
August 04, 2011
Every August, Lone Jack gears up for a battle! Actually, it is the 1862 Lone Jack Civil War Battle Commemoration. People come from everywhere to enjoy the festivities. Some of the activities this year include a Boy Scout pancake breakfast, a parade, craft booths, a PTA carnival, and concessions with all kinds of good food. There will be dancers, Gospel music, and several other activities. Join us for the fun on August 20th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are a history buff (and even if you're not), you will certainly enjoy the Commemoration!
While you're in town, why not visit the Lone Jack Battlefield Museum? This museum is dedicated to sharing the story of the Battle of Lone Jack and to preserving the stories of the Missouri-Kansas Border Wars.
For more information about the battle of Lone Jack, go to www.historiclonejack.org
To learn more about the Missouri/Kansas border wars, try these books:
- Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border by Thomas Goodrich
- Bloody Bill Anderson by Albert E. Castel
- The Border Between Them by Jeremy Neely
- The Devil Knows How to Ride by Edward E. Leslie
- Quantrill's War by Duane P. Schultz
Lone Jack Branch