TOPEKA — Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City, has arranged for Etzanoa and the Etzanoa Conservancy to be recognized with a resolution April 5 in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Several individuals who have been involved with the project will meet with Judd-Jenkins at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. They include Etzanoa Conservancy members Foss Farrar and Hap McLeod, City Manager Nick Hernandez, and Commissioner Jay Warren.
Many other people have been involved in the process of discovering and exploring the ancient Quivira Indian settlement of Etzanoa, including:
- Don Blakeslee, professor of archaeology at Wichita State University;
- V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation trustees Otis Morrow, Grant Wilkins, James M. Wilkins and Karen Zeller;
- Arkansas City Historical Society President Terry Naden;
- Robert Hoard, Kansas State Archaeologist;
- Richard Hensley;
- Adam Ziegler and Jann Ziegler;
- Carol House and Jason Smith;
- Bert Wilson;
- Greg and Tami Norwood;
- Ark City Country Club President Kevin Campbell;
- Meredith Mahoney, adjunct professor at Wichita State and Cowley College;
- Sandy Randel, Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum director.
Judd-Jenkins also has arranged for the documentary film, “Quivira: Conquistadors on the Plains,” to be shown during the day in the visitors center at the Capitol.