Otter Creek and Springside, Pottawatomie County

Title

Otter Creek and Springside, Pottawatomie County

Subject

Competition on Spring Creek: Otter Lake and Springside, Kansas, 1870 to 1920

Description

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 survive. This study tracks this story between 1870 and 1920.
This study uses period appropriate newspapers, Polk business directories, and books on Pottawatomie and Marshall counties. The main conclusion of the study finds the failure of Otter Lake and eventually Springside.

Creator

Jacob Stratton

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2016

Contributor

Kansas State University

Relation

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

OtterLakePottawatomie.jpg
OtterLakeSpringside,Pottawatomie.pdf

Citation

Jacob Stratton, “Otter Creek and Springside, Pottawatomie County,” Chapman Center Research Collections, accessed August 18, 2017, http://ccrsresearchcollections.omeka.net/items/show/171.

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