This project would have been little more than a pile of newspaper clippings if it wasn’t for the help of many people in many places.
First, thank you to the members of the Knoblock and Mozingo families, many of whom are genealogists, for sharing photos, memories, and family stories with me. Your ongoing support has been vital to showing that John and Florence were real people.
Second, thank you to the awesome people at the various government offices and organizations who didn’t roll their eyes when I asked about data from 1925, including the Coffey County Historical Society & Museum, the Coffey County Courthouse, the Lyon County Courthouse, the Franklin County Courthouse, Lyon County Research Center, and anyone else I hassled into digging through microfilm, microfiche, or dusty old books that inevitably rested in hard-to-reach places.
Third, thank you to all of the people connected to this story who received my letter of inquiry and willingly talked with me about this old case.
Fourth, thanks to family, friends, and the awesome people at Emporia Public Library for listening to me rattle on and on about this project and not bugging me while I spent my off-hours sifting through the Kansas Room contents looking for information.
Fifth, special thanks to Stephan Anderson-Story for stomping around the old Knoblock farmstead with me to photograph the house and grounds. Thank goodness the gigantic black snake wasn’t interested in us.
And now, I’d like to thank all of the people who enthusiastically supported the Shadow on the Hill Kickstarter campaign. Hundreds of people–friends, family, and perfect strangers–took the time to visit, like, and share the Kickstarter campaign page and follow the official Shadow on the Hill Facebook page. A total of 78 people also contributed financially, providing the much-needed funding to professionally edit and publish this book, making it available to a broad audience for years to come. Below is the list of awesome people who generously contributed to this project financially:
Jeffrey B George
Mark and Catherine Byard
Shannon McGee Lowery
Link W Herrman
Deanna Donovan Miller
Denise Imbeau Danks
Barbara J. Underwood
Melody Lynne Morgan
Diana Culbertson Deering
Alden Mahler Levine
Sharan A. Hamman
Carol L. Hamman
Douglas and Janet Anderson-Story
Jennifer Hinkle Stanley
Edward T. Goto
Jeff, Beth, Tom, and Jake Deane
Jeffrey B. Freeman
The Jenkins Family