In 1871, 15 year old Luna Warner moved from Massachusetts to Kansas with her family to homestead and chronicled her experience in diary.
In 1871 Luna's family rode the train to Solomon, Kansas. They'll set out north along the Solomon River to find a homestead claim.
Life in 1870s Kansas was nothing short of work and adventure. Luna's diary shares it all! Will the Warner family acquire a homestead?
Homestead National Historical Park would like to thank the Kansas Historical Society, the Osborne Carnegie Research Library, the Osborne County Genealogical and Historical Society, the Cawker City Museum, and the Library of Congress, for image usage and research help.
Based off of primary source documents, this fun video series will soon be included on Homestead's Education Portal! Check back as links to primary resources will be added in the portal along with benchmarks and standards. Below is the link to Luna's Diary which is part of the Kansas Historical Society's collection.