Welcome to the research collections of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University. Initiated in 2010, this digital archive features the contributions of undergraduate students to the history of Kansas and of communities in jeopardy of being forgotten.  This project is supported by a behest from KSU alumunus Mark Chapman, donors, and by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information about the Chapman Center, contact us at chapmancenter@ksu.edu

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Denison, Jackson County

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This is a history of Denison, Kansas. Located in Garfield and Cedar Townships in Jackson County, between the dates of 1887 and 2016, this story is a…

Denison, Jackson County

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This is a history of Denison, Kansas. Located in Garfield and Cedar Townships in Jackson County, between the dates of 1887 and 2016, this story is a…

Otter Creek and Springside, Pottawatomie County

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Otter Lake and Springside were two post villages in northwestern Pottawatomie County, Kansas locked in competition for hinterland resources and…