The editor wishes to acknowledge the following people for enabling this article to come to fruition: Marlene VerBrugge for her proofreading and editorial assistance; Marla Day for her role incorporating the photographs provided by University Archives through the assistance of Veronica Denison; Cliff Hight, head of the Morse Department of Special Collections, for his cooperation and support; Marci Spaw, Wabaunsee County Historical Society, for her research assistance; Emily Finch of New Prairie Press for her guidance and assistance through the publishing process.