The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 25, 1981 · Page 3
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 3

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 25, 1981
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Smoky Valley Roots Pioneer era buffalo hunts exciting and challenging Hunting season is the highlight of the fall for many Kansans, who look forward to a long weekend of doing whatever it is people do on hunting trips. Our ancestors hunted almost daily for survival rather than for recreation. However, they too may have experienced the excitement and challenge that are a part of this now seasonal sport. Certainly, a young boy in pioneer days must have been bursting with anticipation when he set out on his first hunt for the Kansas buffalo. Joseph Armstrong was the youngest member of his family who settled in Saline County in the summer of 1867. With 13- year-old Joseph were his widowed mother, Ruth Armstrong, and his sisters, Minerva, Martha and Matilda. An older brother, Davis, had located in the area a year before and induced his family to leave Ohio and make their home in Kansas. Joseph, who later became an early teacher and eventually the county school superintendent, spent his adolescence on the prairie when a herd of buffalo was not an unusual sight. Surely, though, it never ceased to be an awesome one. First hunt In later years Armstrong recalled his first buffalo hunt: "Early in November 1869 we started up the Mulberry Creek Valley to get a supply of buffalo meat for the winter. We started early afternoon passing the "Lone Tree," a famous cottonwood that stood on the west bank of a ravine near the present home of Louie Weis in Glendale Township. This old tree was a landmark of the pioneers of this part of Kansas. On up the valley we went past the homes of such early pioneers as Henry Diehl, Andrew Powel, Charles Martin and Andrew Yordy. By evening we arrived at the home of Mr. Schodeweitz where we spent the night. "Out we went the second morning from the Schodeweitz home in a northwesterly direction passing by the limestone region of southeastern Lincoln County, going down Elkhorn Creek to the Schermerhorn Ranch. Here we fed teams and ate our dinner in true camp style. Dinner over, we started northwest and crossed the Saline River near the mouth of Bull Foot Creek. The fording of these streams was not to my liking as a boy. After fording the Saline River on we went about as before. Soon we saw piles of refuse from the stables of the Militia Cavalry horses. We followed a trail up the north side of Saline River till we came to East Wolf Creek. Here we followed it till we got within a short distance from the breakneck of East Wolf Creek. There it was I saw my first buffalo!! This old specimen went off with a rolling, indescribable gallop peculiar to himself." Armstrong and his party spent their second night in a grove of oak timber along the creek bank. The next morning they started along East Wolf Creek in a northwest direction. "After two hours of travel, or a little more, we found various small herds of buffalo all seeming desirous of going south." The third night on the prairie may have been somewhat leas enchanting for the young boy for "no water except in holes and that we drank — or none." "All we could haul" However, the next morning they continued their hunt for large herds. "Now we could see to the northeast the timber on (both) the south fork ... and the north fork of the Solomon. Now we were in the buffalo region — no large herds but after a day or two we had our loads. All we could haul." Their mission accomplished, they headed back southeasterly, camping the night along Bacon Creek and then continuing down the Saline River. "After crossing Saline we stopped at the Eli Zeigler home and got hay for the horses. I did not know then that Eli Zeigler was one of the famous 53 Scouts that annihilated the combined Tribes and Dog Soldiers at the famous battle of Beecher Island on the Arickee near Wray, Colorado. "After camping east of the Eli Zeigler home for the night, we were up early the next morning and were soon off to home and Mother and the other dear ones." The account of this early experience in Kansas history has been preserved by Robert Armstrong, son of Joseph and Jennie (Waldron) Armstrong. * * * QUERIES Mary Greathouse, Box 205, Lynndyl, SALINA ARTS CENTER < STOCKING 8TUFFERS FOR CHRISTMAS •Hand Pointed Czech Eggi •Art Tr«y» 'Pottery •Kansaa Pottcarda r * OPEN1TO4TUBS.-8UN. ^ KANSAS WESLEY AN CAMPUS | By Judy Lilly Genealogy Writer Utah 85640, is seeking information on John Greathouse, born between 1862 and 1864 in Illinois. His parents' names are unknown, but he had a sister named Melissa and two uncles who lived in Kansas, a Joe Lively and a Mr. Tibbs. Other names associated with him are Pollack, Logan Burt Rayburn (Logan Co., 111.), Steve Leure and Tular McCabe (Nance or Merritt Co., NE.). •tr -fr * Mrs. John Witt, 701N. Campbell, Beloit, Kan. 67420, needs information regarding ancestors and/or descendants of Augustus James Sporleder, born Aug. 2, 1830; emigrated to U.S., 1849, settling in New Boston, Mercer Co., 111. Children: Louiza, Leota, Sarah, Ida and William. Homesteaded in fall of 1872 in Mitchell Co., Kan. * -tr * Mrs. John Dillner, 901 North Pine, Beloit, Kan. 67420, seeks information about great-grandfather evangelist John G. Budreau, resided Cloud Co., Kan., married first (who?), second, Mary Sorrell. Children of mJ2: Lavina, Souvereign (called Frank), Mose and three others unknown. Mary's second husband was Pete Bisnett; they had twins, Adelore and Edward, and others unknown. Was one Liza? t!r -fr -fr Linda Deneke, Box 464, Beloit, Kan. 67420, needs the parents, brothers and sisters of great-grandparents: Janes William McFall, born Oct. 11, UJ62, Udell, Iowa; died Mar. 22, 1934; married June 10,1894, in Lincoln Co., Kan. to Susie Davis, born April 13, 1870, near Priscott, Iowa, died May 21, 1954. Both buried Milo Cemetery, Barnard, Lincoln, Kan. •tr ir -tr Please send queries on Kansas ancestry to Smoky Valley Roots, 223 W. Prescott, Salina, Kan. 67401. Son of 'Joe Bananas' deported from Mexico SAN DIEGO (UPI) - Salvatore Bonanno, son of retired Mafia chief Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno, has been deported from Mexico as an un- desireable alien after almost a year as a fugitive. Bonanno was taken into custody by FBI agents from Alameda County, Calif., after his arrest in a resort south of Tijuana. The FBI said agents would return Bonanno to Oakland, Calif. 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