‘Mother’ Bickerdyke

Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke, a Civil War nurse with connections to Ellsworth, is one of 24 finalists in the 8 Wonders of Kansas People, a project of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation.

The “Mother” Bickerdyke Home for veterans was where Ellsworth’s Good Samaritan Village now stands. The home’s archway remains.

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