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A Rural Resort: Farming and Recreation in Scott County, Kansas at Beaver Beach, 1886-1933

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The author uses historic accounts to recreate the details of Beaver Beach Amusement Park, which was a source of recreation for rural Scott County residents.

African American Landowners: Clay County, Kansas, 1880-1910

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This paper explores the agricultural history of Clay County, Kansas, and the African American workers who persevered during the time. Sources used were newspaper articles, the class reader, websites, and a book about Broughton, Kansas.

African-American Life in Clay County

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This paper explores the agricultural history of Clay County, Kansas, and the African American workers who persevered during the time. Sources used were newspaper articles, the class reader, websites, and a book about Broughton, Kansas.

Albany, Nemaha County

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Albany was formed by a set of individuals who desired to fight for their values by bringing Kansas into the United States as a free state. They overcame the harsh environment of the Kansas prairie to build a prosperous community based upon the New…

Alta Mills, Harvey County

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This study is about the small Alta Mills community in Alta Township, Harvey County, Kansas, and the history of how it came to be. The long journey and migration of Mennonites to Kansas and the cooperative rural spirit they brought made Alta Mills the…

America City, Nemaha County

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This study illustrates the lost town of America City in Nemaha County, Kansas, from its hopeful founding to its imminent decline. Originally built at what would become the southern edge of the county, America City’s history exhibits an almost perfect…

Americus, Lyon County

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This essay portrays the founding of Americus, Kansas, and how it became one of the proudest populations in late 19th century Kansas. Through the ambitions of Arthur Baker, and the other fifteen members of the Americus Town Company, Americus thrived.…

Animals for Profit: The Ecological and Economic Causes of the War on Coyotes in Kansas from 1890 to 1899

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This study examines how humans, coyotes, and black-tailed jackrabbits interacted under drought conditions in Kansas during the 1890s. Using newspapers, scientific studies, and commissioner’s records from Clay and Riley counties, the study tells the…