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  • Collection: Lost Kansas Communities

Manning, Scott County.jpg
This is a paper about Manning, Kansas. Manning is located in Keystone Township in Scott County, Kansas. It existed from 1887 to 1955. The Manning Jayhawkers 4-H Club served as a factor of persistence in Manning. It now serves as Manning’s primary…

Severance, Doniphan County.jpg
This is an economic analysis of the decline of Severance, Kansas, by a KSU economics major. The author has used census data, newspaper articles and advertisements, and comparative investigations of surrounding towns to develop his ideas.

Tuscarora Lake, Johnson County.jpg
It is not exactly clear what became of the forgotten settlement known as Tuscarora Lake; however, clues from the town’s past can be examined to better expose the reality behind Tuscarora Lake’s demise. The ending of Tuscarora Lake was directly linked…

Twin Mound, Douglas County.jpg
This is a brief history of Twin Mound in Douglas County, Kansas. It focuses on the life and near misses of the community from 1857 to the post office closing in 1903. This history utilizes newspaper articles, plat maps, and site research and…

Eminence, Finney County.jpg
This brief history of Eminence, Kansas chronicles the story of a rural town that went from its founding, to becoming county seat, and then ceasing to exist in under a decade. Located in now defunct Garfield County, Eminence was flourishing on the…

Waterloo, Kingman County.jpg
Following is a brief but engaging history of the community of Waterloo, Kansas in Galesburg Township of Kingman County and its arboretum that still persists today. This study uses photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and written histories.

Edson, Sherman County.jpg
The following is a brief history of Edson, Washington Township, Sherman County, Kansas. Edson is a community that has managed to maintain its small population for over 100 years, and has relied heavily on the railroad along the way. This study uses…

Parallel, Washington County.jpg
The town of Parallel existed in Lincoln Township, Washington County, Kansas. Its unique geography included being located along the border between Washington and Riley County. The town officially existed until 1905 but continued to have residents…

Lane, Franklin County.jpg
As the stage for Bleeding Kansas, Lane, Kansas in Franklin County’s Pottawatomie Township has seen times of violent bloodshed, times of booming prosperity, and times of quiet solitude. Lane has a rich history of business, community, and above all,…

Mont Ida, Anderson County.jpg
This study illustrates the instant town of Mont Ida, Washington Township, in Anderson County and its establishment of the Missouri Pacific railroad, peaceful people, and local support that thrived until the decline of trains and neighboring…
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