I have driven by this home hundreds of times because both of our children received their undergraduate degrees at Emporia University.
The home is known as RedRocks. The red bricks are actually red sandstone believed to be from Red Rock Canyon near the Garden of the Gods in Colorado.
William Allen White was born and raised in Kansas and went to Emporia College and Kansas University. He moved to Kansas City and became a writer for the Kansas City Star.
A progressive influential journalist of the 20th Century, he received two Pulitzer Prizes.
In 1899 he borrowed 3,000 to buy the Emporia Gazette where he remained for the rest of his life where he earned the nickname "The Sage of Emporia".
Several of our U.S. Presidents visited him and his wife at their residence and the home was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1976.
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