In 1870 the first
Missouri-Kansas-Texas train rolled into a new town in southeast Kansas,
that would become Parsons, and the railroad would be remembered as the
Katy! One-hundred forty-five years later, Parsons celebrates its
railroad heritage and town history with the Katy Days Festival.
Renew old friendships, rekindle memories and enjoy three days of food,
fun, entertainment and railroad-related activities, May 22, 23 &
24, 2015 in Parsons, KS. Memorial Day Weekend.
VINTAGE BASE BALL 2015
On Saturday, May 23rd,
the Katy Railroad "Golden Spikes" will host the "Howe House
Griffins" from Emporia in a Vintage Base Ball Game as part of
the annual Katy Days celebration.
Vintage base ball is
played with customs and rules used by community base ball
clubs of the 19th century. While some rules are quite
different from those used today, such as no overhand
pitching, the vintage game gives a fascinating view into the
evolution of the modern game. Players will be in
period uniforms, without gloves, and they will use the
original terminology and customs of the game.
game is sponsored by the Labette County Convention and
Visitor's Bureau, Katy Days, and the Parsons Baseball Club.