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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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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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The following paper is a history of the town of Stanley, Oxford Township, Johnson County, Kansas. Stanley was an unincorporated community that was annexed by Overland Park in 1985 despite resistance from residents. The information was mainly…

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The Mahaffie Stagecoach and farm was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Mahaffie, in the year 1858. Upon arrival to Kansas from Indiana, the family established their carrying trade business in Olathe, Kansas, located in Johnson County. Throughout the paper,…

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Lanesfield, Kansas was founded in honor of James Henry Lane, an infamous free-state leader, during a period of extreme violence and chaos. Lanesfield grew in the early years, but eventually disintegrated as people relocated closer to the railroad.…
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