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This study will focus on Lasita, Fancy Creek Township, Riley County, Kansas. Lasita is an example of a typical turn of the 20th century rural town where the railroad influenced the establishment and prosperity of the town, and the automobile and…

 Bethany Church
Mabel Dunham did much to preserve the history of Bethany Church while an active member. Her personal memoirs and weekly column in the Clay Center Times newspaper bring to life the love and devotion the community felt for their small rural Kansas…

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Two towns located five miles apart make for instant rivals. Located in Riley County, the towns of Leonardville and Riley competed to establish a post office and attract the attention of a railroad. Leonardville won the first battle and boomed while…
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