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Dr. Johnston Lykins
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TitleDr. Johnston Lykins
AbstractBiographical sketch of Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), the first legal mayor of Kansas City, first postmaster of Westport (out of the Shawnee Mission), and first editor and publisher of a newspaper entirely in Indian language. Description of his life and career as a native of Virginia and Baptist missionary coming to Kansas City about 1830, "edit[ing] the 'Siwinowe Kesibwi' (Shawnee Sun), the first newspaper to be published exclusively in an Indian dialect." Also an intermittent doctor, real estate developer starting in 1856 with the Lykins Addition, and president of Mechanics Bank in 1859 after his mayorship.
Authored. Daughters of the American Revolution
DateApril 17, 1905
SourceVital Historical Records of Jackson County, Missouri, 1826-1876
LocationMVSC 929.3 Ms41dkv
Chapter TitlePart 3 (Miscellany)
Page438-439
Local SubjectLykins, Johnston
Mayors
Firsts
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
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Item ID113941
CONTENTdm number7381
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