Tickets went on sale this week for an upcoming program at the Katy Depot in Sedalia. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to spokesperson Kathleen Boswell:
According to Boswell, they felt this would be a nice follow-up to the Civil War traveling exhibit. “We’re calling this Opposing Perspectives,”said the representative,” We will have one young man representing a union officer and then another representing a confederate officer. A local lady, who has spent the last 30 years researching the Battle of Sedalia, will also make a presentation on the events of October 15, 1864.”
One of the characters being represented had strong local ties and is an important part of the state’s history. “The confederate officer is actually John Edwards,” said Boswell,” He was also a writer and worked for the Sedalia newspaper for awhile. He is the one that wrote the stories about Frank and Jesse James and made them so popular as folk heroes.”
Admission to the February 25th event is $10 per person. They may be reserved by contacting the Depot between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm. Monday through Friday.