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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…

The Library Ladies of Clay Center: Clay County, Kansas, 1898

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This exhibition covers the history of The Clay Center Library Club, based out of Clay Center in Clay County Kansas. The Club was a charter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and were responsible for many efforts to promote education, service…

The End of an Old Enemy: Smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, 1900-1925

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This study analyzes the cases of smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, between the years of 1900-1925. Evidence suggests proactive prevention methods were used to limit and eventually eradicate Smallpox. Data and information is drawn from county disease…

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.

Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917

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Analyzing contagious disease records kept by physicians in two contiguous Kansas counties, this study reaches interesting conclusions about the role of the railroads in
early twentieth century Kansas. Rail lines are suspected disease vectors. The…

Braving the Storm: Suicide in Clay County, 1893 – 1905

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The author creates a vivid picture of turn of the century rural life as often impoverished,
harsh, and filled with economic loss. He examines the unusually high suicide rate among young farmers who lost their land in the Panic of 1893. This study…

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.