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-nine years later, Parsons celebrates its railroad heritage and town history with the Katy Days Festival. Renew old friendships, rekindle memories and enjoy food, fun, entertainment and railroad-related activities.
Listen to stories of Parsons and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Kitty Owens Schildgen
Norma Jean Seaton