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As if he was preparing to be reimbursed for travel Father Hugh K. Barr, C.P. included a mileage summary of his 1894 trip:

“How many miles is it from St. Louis to Osage Mission is the first question naturally asked, and readily answered. From St. Louis to Sedalia, Mo.: 188 miles; from Sedalia to Nevada, Mo.: 89 miles; from Nevada, Mo. to Fort Scott, Kansas, 22 miles; from Fort Scott to Osage Mission, 34 miles. Total trip was 333 miles. Total by the Wabash Railroad via Erie & K.C.: 354 miles; total by the Missouri Pacific via Erie & K.C.: 361 miles.”

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