The Unique Voice of the Prairies – Truthful & Authentic

Historicity, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes the Prairie Connection
121 West Main, Harper, KS 67058

Rosalea’s Big Seven Ohhh!

Donate and help restore Rosalea’s Hotel!

Contributions may be sent to: Rosalea's Hotel Restoration Fund, 121 West Main, Harper, KS  67058

1883 & 1968 Rosalea's Patterson House Hotel

Were you a traveling hippie in the 1970s?  Perhaps you stayed at the famous Rosalea's Hotel in Harper, KS.  Now you can help restore it as an historic prairie icon of the 70s!    Goal:  100,000 at $10 each and it is preserved for future generations!

To Submit a Manuscript for Consideration

In order to give everyone a chance, we ask that you submit no more than three stories, poems, etc. within a six month period. Because of the volume received, your submission may not appear for many months. Because this is a grassroots publication, we try to eventually use something from everyone as long as the subject matter pertains to the history, art and culture of the prairies of South Central Kansas and northern Oklahoma, and is reasonably coherent.

Because of the overwhelming task of editing each month without adequate volunteer help, we can no longer return ANYTHING submitted, even photographs. Please do not send your only copy. We encourage submissions by e-mail: If not available, snail mail to:

Editor, Prairie Connection, 121 W.
Main, Harper, KS 67058. Thank you for understanding.


Prairie Connection

Published monthly, ten times a year

The Prairie Connection is published by Historicity, Inc. It is sold for 75 cents by the honor system in selected locations in the northern tier of Oklahoma, and the southern tier of Kansas as well as Wichita, Lawrence and metro Kansas City.

Volunteer Staff

Editor-Rosalea Hostetler
Copy Editor - Thelma Kauffman
Food Editor - Jeri Patterson Photographer - Harry Adams
Coila Kaye Menhusen - Carrier Russel & Charlene Yoder - Carrier
Volunteer Authors -- See article credits

Other Part-Time Workers

Janice Eshelman - Assistant
Oneal Gray - Carrier Thelma Kauffman - Carrier

All contents copyrighted 2011 by Historicity, Inc., Harper, KS 67058 and may not be used without express written consent. All authors retain their rights. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Historicity, Inc. We cannot be responsible for errors and omissions.

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The Prairie Connection is understaffed by overworked volunteers. We do not bill except as a last resort. Send check FOR $24 for one year to:

Prairie Connection, 121 W. Main, Harper, KS 67058

Because funds go for a charitable cause, there is a no refund policy, i.e. in the event of a cancellation due to death or disgust, or slight overpayment. We will, however, upon request, gift a remaining subscription to someone you designate. Ten issues a year; January-February and July-August are combination issues.

Because we are all-volunteer, all subscriptions end in December and back issues will be mailed to new subscribers.

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