Robert D. Caplinger, Author of "A Wild Irish Rose" The story of a young quixotic attorney who cleaned up the most corrupt county in Kansas (Atchison County in 1922) Mr. Caplinger shared the story of how he found and pieced together this dark chapter of Atchison County history. An Attorney himself, Caplinger came across the beginnings of the story while searching for details of the building of the first concrete road in Kansas. What he found was a story of corruption, political entrenchment and how one man led the battle to set things right in Atchison County.