Desperate Seed: Ellsworth Kansas on the Violent Frontier
Desperate Seed, Ellsworth, Kansas on the Violent Frontier by Jim Gray is the first full book to focus specifically on Ellsworth. From its founding, the story of Ellsworth, Kansas, was destined to be unusual. “A man for breakfast” was the morning’s oath and by dinner was often satisfied. Custer, Hickok and Cody were merely peers to the forgotten company of desperadoes and heroes that populated this frontier town that became a legend while “just a baby on the banks of the Smoky.”Interesting detail on the lives of the men and women who shaped the town of Ellsworth, Kansas.