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This study examines the town of Minersville in Sibley Township, Cloud County, Kansas. It lasted from 1870 to 1945. I used maps, newspaper articles and fieldwork.

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The author uses geographical concepts and relates them to the rise and fall of Huscher, Kansas. He utilizes historic documents, genealogical data, census records, and historic maps to reconstruct the history of the town.

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Sibley Township, primarily settled by homesteaders from Sweden, Norway, and England, was formally organized in 1866. However, the first settlements in the area date back to 1860 at Lake Sibley. Sibley has a rich history, but ultimately lost out to…
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