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The Bloody Benders

Kansas State Historical Marker
Montgomery County
      Near here are the Bender Mounds, named for the infamous Bender family--John, his wife, son and daughter Kate who settled here in 1871. Kate soon gained notoriety as a self-proclaimed healer and spiritualist. Secretly, the four made a living through murder and robbery.

    US-400 and US-169 interchange, Montgomery County
    Rest area, north of Cherryvale