In the late 1800's a group of Americans decided to start a Utopian Colony in Topolobampo, Mexico. It drew people from all over the United States. The following is a list of a few families from Kansas.
(Arrived May 1, 1891) George W. BECK, Havana, Kansas. Cassius M. BROWN, wife Hannah P., children Roy F., Kent, Olive (Kate born in colony), Guilford, Kansas. William COULTER, Hull, Kansas. Helmit M. DAWSON, wife, Mary, sons Ross and George, Oak Hill, Kansas. Morris P. FRENCH, Elk Falls, Kansas. Minnie HOGUE (Eckhardt), Guilford, Kansas. Thomas Ashbury HAYS, wife Delphia MANDELL, and son Charles Page HAYS, Stafford, Kansas. Henry LATTY and wife Mary C., Salina, Kansas. Alexander McDONALD, Oak Hill, Kansas. Alfred C. PAGETT, Beloit, Kansas. Charles A. PETERSEN, his wife Ella M., children Christopher, William, John, Mary, Oak Hill, Kansas. Henry TRAVELUTE, Hull, Kansas. Edward C. WILSON, Zurich, Kansas. Ebenezer P. C. FRANK S., and Rollin W. WEBSTER, Marysville, Kansas.