- Position:State Volunteer
Katherine Emmett-Sweetser is a geographer. In 1999 she and her husband moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, where she researches local 19th century Jewish history. Bourbon County, KS now celebrates September 4th [the day Pike passed through] as Pike Day through her efforts. Though born and raised in the Midwest, Kate has fond memories of annual trips to visit her grandparents in Boulder and Denver. Kate’s 8x great-grandmother Elizabeth Blossom Fitz-Randolf who was the second wife of John ‘Pyke’ [or John Pike, General Zebulon’s 3rd or 4th Great Grandfather].