Kansas Heritage Group]

Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland

William S. Burroughs With Cat
April 1997, Lawrence, KS

[photo: William S. Burroughs photographed at
home with cat Ginger, April 16, 1997, Lawrence, KS. Copyright 1997, George
Laughead Jr.]

Beat writer William Burroughs at home with cat Ginger. Daniel Diaz in background.
Photographed April 16, 1997,
by George Laughead.

"He was a gray, non-descript-looking fellow you wouldn't notice on the street, unless you looked closer and saw his mad, bony skull with its strange youthfulness--a Kansas minister with exotic, phenomenal fires and mysteries." Jack Kerouac on William Burroughs, in On the Road, 1955.

Also see: "Shooting Joan Burroughs" Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs at home, Lawrence, 1997. UFOs and Joan Vollmer Burroughs death.

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