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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…

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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…

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This paper will tell the story of Chalk, Kansas, from the initial settlement in the 1850s to the last business closing in 1956. It will focus on the story of blacksmiths in Chalk and specifically John Crisp, the blacksmith in business there for fifty…

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This study focuses on a Post Office community and what defines a community. It focuses on Hector, Johnson County, Kansas from 1856- 1900. The author used newspapers, atlases and plat maps, site work, biographies, and historic photograph…

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This study analyzes the early development of Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas. Early on, Perry faced leadership problems as the principal town of Kentucky Township, but it was propelled to prosperity by the Kansas Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad it was…

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Volland was a town that almost met its end when the railroad it heavily depended on for commerce and revenue became obsolete due to new technology. Against all odds, however, the town would survive and experience a rebirth. This study incorporates…

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While it may be overlooked today, Aubry, Kansas, played a key role in the Civil War and the history of the Kansas but was out-competed by the nearby town of Stilwell. This study includes newspaper articles, online sources, maps of Kansas and quotes…

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A. B. Squires established a large hotel in his new town of Squiresville, which became a destination for Union soldiers and stage line passengers until the end of the Civil War and construction of a nearby railroad closed down the town. This study…

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Diamond Springs first began as a supply point on the Santa Fe Trail, but proslavery forces destroyed it in 1863. After the Civil War, settlers from Illinois founded a new Diamond Springs about three miles south of the original site.
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