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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…

Ost, Reno County.jpg
This is a brief history over the German Catholic community of Ost in Sumner Township, Reno County, Kansas. Ost was a settlement built on the faith and persistence of the settlers that founded the town. This study uses plat maps, photographs of past…

Blasing Springs, Riley County.jpg
This is a short history of the hotel and mineral springs community that once existed on land
owned by the William Blasing family, Zeandale Township, Riley County, Kansas. Although not
actually a town, Blasing Springs was a thriving enterprise…

Denison,JacksonCounty.jpg
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 topical examination of the churches through the use of photographs, newspapers, and historical…

OtterLakePottawatomie.jpg
Otter Lake and Springside were two post villages in northwestern Pottawatomie County, Kansas locked in competition for hinterland resources and community perseverance along the Central Line of the Union Pacific Railroad. These twin towns struggled to…
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