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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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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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Author uses historic documents, genealogical inquiry, and filed work to document the community of Bourassa's Mill. This was not a traditional town but was an important stopping place for travelers on the Oregon Trail. It also supplies the surrounding…

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The following passage is a historically backed re-creation of life in the rural Kansas township. I have done extensive research on the township of Pavilion as well as the surrounding area, and I have chosen to integrate facts with fiction in an…

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Contrary to appearances, Keene, KS is not just a small grouping of houses and an inconspicuous highway sign. It was once a booming little town with a rich history that deserves its own page in the history books. The history of Keene is like that of…

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Even though Harveyville is considered a “Lost Town,” the community keeps the town going. Without the citizens taking pride and trying to promote the town, Harveyville would probably be a ghost town after the schools were consolidated. Harveyville…

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The land was bought from the Pottawatomie Indians by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and sold to German immigrants for a profit. The township of Newbury was established in 1868, and the town bearing the same name followed soon after. The…

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Allana Saenger finds connections between the modern day Paxico Blues Festival and the African American population of early Wabaunsee County. She describes the tradition of church singing in black congregations with vivid a capella hymns and homemade…
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