One snowy day in the winter of 1866-67, Alice B. Baldwin, escorted by her husband, Lieutenant Frank D. Baldwin, arrived at Fort Harker, Kansas. When the lieutenant stopped the Army ambulance in which they were traveling, Mrs. Baldwin asked, "Where is our house?" The landscape was void of buildings. All she could see was a snow-covered mound from which a stovepipe protruded. This was it, her new home in this frontier fort - a dugout. Mrs. Baldwin entered the dwelling and gazed about with mounting disappointment. "The sordid interior filled me with gloom, scarcely lessened by the four-pane glass window,…
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