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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Crime in Wabaunsee Township,
Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1858-1921

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This study uses two Justice of the Peace record books to correlate patterns in early Wabaunsee Co., crime rates with major regional and national events. The results of this study show spikes in crime rates following events that put strain on the…

Tuscarora Lake, Johnson County

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It is not exactly clear what became of the forgotten settlement known as Tuscarora Lake; however, clues from the town’s past can be examined to better expose the reality behind Tuscarora Lake’s demise. The ending of Tuscarora Lake was directly linked…

Squiresville, Johnson County

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A. B. Squires established a large hotel in his new town of Squiresville, which became a destination for Union soldiers and stage line passengers until the end of the Civil War and construction of a nearby railroad closed down the town. This study…

Volland, Wabaunsee 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…

Blasing Springs, Riley County

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This is a short history of the hotel and mineral springs community that once existed on land
owned by the William Blasing family, Zeandale Township, Riley County, Kansas. Although not
actually a town, Blasing Springs was a thriving enterprise…