In 1870 the first Missouri-Kansas-Texas train rolled into a new town in southeast Kansas, that would become Parsons, and the railroad would be remembered as the Katy! One-hundred forty-six years later, Parsons celebrates its railroad heritage and town history with the Katy Days Festival. Renew old friendships, rekindle memories and enjoy three days of food, fun, entertainment and railroad-related activities.
Listen to stories of Parsons and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Kitty Owens Schildgen
Norma Jean Seaton