Kansas Pioneer Finally Getting Grave Marker

By: AP
By: AP

H. Miles Moore is finally getting a grave marker 95 years after he was run over by a runaway bakery wagon.

Moore is credited with helping to found the first town in Kansas. He fought pro-slavery forces during the Bleeding Kansas years, and later in the Civil War. He also was an assistant U.S. attorney, Leavenworth city attorney and a judge.

Historians believe Moore's family didn't have enough money to buy a grave marker after he died. His new marker is being dedicated Monday afternoon in Mount Muncie Cemetery in nearby Lansing.

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