History and Demographics for McPherson, Kansas:
McPherson is located in central Kansas, in McPherson County. It is a community of approximately 13,000 people, named after James Birdseye McPherson, a Union general.
McPherson was founded in in 1872 by twelve members of the McPherson Town Company. By 1888, the city was situated at the junction of four railroad crossings, a good location for a new town.
In 1994, Terry Nichols, Timothy McVey’s accomplice, purchased a ton of ammonium nitrate from the Mid-Kansas Coop to use in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Ghosts and Hauntings at The Cedars in McPherson, Kansas:
The Cedars is a senior citizens retirement community in McPherson, Kansas. The ghost of a man wearing a funny hat roams the halls according to residents and staff at The Cedars. Apparently, an old man with a funny hat used to traverse the halls of the south wing, back and forth, back and forth, and sometime after he died, folks who moved into the facility and had never seen him before reported a man in a funny hat roaming the halls.
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/kansas.htm
Wikipedia (2011). McPherson, Kansas. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McPherson,_Kansas