Marginalia: Joe Stumpe

Oct 17, 2018

According to writer and history buff, Joe Stumpe, "early Wichita earned a wicked reputation from newspapers across Kansas thanks to a bevy of madams and murderers, bootleggers and bank robbers, con men and crooked cops." 

Stumpe researched the best of the bad for his new book, Wicked Wichita. I recently sat down with Joe Stumpe to discover more about my city’s notorious past.

Here's our conversation:

Stumpe will be at Watermark Books on Wednesday, October 17, for a 6:00 p.m. reading and signing.

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Wicked Wichita by Joe Stumpe, was published by The History Press.

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