Gold Discovered in Hays
Father Blaine Burkey, the former research librarian from TMP, collected this historical knowledge of Hays into a book aptly titled Ellis County Gold: The emigrants' guide and diggers' handbook to Ellis County history (1858-1909) listing personal observations of soldiers, scouts, ... of the county up to the year of Our Lord 1908. This resource is a researcher's dream! There is no narrative in the book, rather it is a bibliography of references grouped by category. Father Burkey knew that others in the future would benefit from his accumulated knowledge. Thank you FB!