Note: Also provided by Linda Andersen with Galva's museum.
EARLY LIFE IN KANSAS
Leora Foster Flook
|The Colby homestead. Joseph Colby founded Empire in around 1871. His great, great grandson, Scott Colley, is a renowned jazz bassist who used this photo for the cover of his new album, Empire.
|Michael Sauer was the first buried at the Empire Cemetery, one of the few remains of this ghost town. He died from complications of being caught in a blizzard.