HIGH WIND FOR KANSAS by Mary Calhoun
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HIGH WIND FOR KANSAS

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A gusty tall tale told with a yarn spinner's twang about the first and last voyage of a magnificent land ship out of Westport, Missouri and into legend. Windwagon Jones saw no reason to waste the steady prairie wind which he saw as a natural fuel. He rigged out his wagon bed like a ship with a sail and used the tongue for a tiller. He cruised into town to the sound of laughter, but this was ""show me"" country even then. He showed them and they were willing to speculate. The Overland Navigation Co. was formed and a flagship built. The stockholders piled aboard and they set sail on wind power. Jones couldn't resist showing off. After a great launching, he put over to sail into the wind. The passengers dived for their lives but Jones stuck to his rudder in the best land-going tradition. That's why the prairie states have a phantom ship all their own.

Pub Date: March 8th, 1965
Publisher: Morrow