The McPherson Public Library wishes to thank the McPherson County Historical Society and Mrs. Mary Peterson for donating the register to the library as part of the Linn Peterson Collection.
As part of the observation of the centennial of the county in 1970, the McPherson County Historical Society and other county historical organizations convened at a banquet to honor the descendants of pioneer families in the county. Persons throughout the county were invited to submit names of their pioneer ancestors, as well as historical information, for inclusion in this register of pioneers.
Under the leadership of Linn Peterson, McPherson historian and long-time president of the MCHS, the number of pioneers added to the register increased to over 1,000 people. Peterson also added valuable historical information to many entries in the register. Now, the volumes of the register are available online in their entirety.
Browse the Pioneer Register by Volume (below)
Please note that the approximate year of induction corresponds to the sequence of the volumes, with the first inductees beginning in volume 1, although there are exceptions.
Click on the volume # to open a volume.
These are large PDF files — please allow time for them to download
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