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This is a short history of Maple City in Spring Creek Township, Cowley County. Only four miles from the Oklahoma border, this small post-village never had access to a railway. The hilly, rolling terrain made horses and ranching a way of life, but the…

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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 brief history of Hiattville uncovers its struggles to recover from a series of devastating fires, especially the fires of 1905 and 1913. Although a promising railroad town in Bourbon County in 1890s, by the 1920s, Hiattville was in a long, slow…

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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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This study explores what the town of Menoken, Menoken Township, Shawnee County, Kansas was like, and what happened to it. Menoken was eventually overtaken by bigger sister towns Topeka and Silver Lake. Methods include interviews, maps of the…

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While it may be unrecorded, Island, Lincoln Township, Neosho County, Kansas, is still talked about today. This study discusses the factors that played a role in the collapse of Island, mostly due to its location and geography. I used county…

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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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This project is over the river town of Geary City located in the Wayne Township of Doniphan County, Kansas. Geary City ultimately lost out because of a transportation issue resulting in the Palermo Railroad never being completed. Methods for the…
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