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Faith in Transformation: Eskridge Covenanter Church and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Eskridge, Kansas, 1884-1964

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This is an exploration of the Covenanter Church in Eskridge, Wilmington Township, Wabaunsee County. The Eskridge Covenanter Church belongs to the Reformed Presbyterian Church, which was from the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland. This study of…

Lasting Relationships Out of Unwarranted Fear:
The POW Camp at Lake Wabaunsee, Kansas 1944-1945

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The fear held between German POWs at Lake Wabaunsee Kansas and the local population was quickly eroded through professional and casual interactions. Shared culture and mutual respect laid a strong foundation for unlikely relationships that often…

Bradford, Wabaunsee County

The District 27 class of 1938. Source: Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Bradford, located in Section 23 of Wilmington Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, was a small community that tells a unique story of racial coexistence and rural population decline. Black and white residents both called the area home and coexisted in…

Chalk, Wabaunsee County

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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…

Pavilion, Wabaunsee County

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The following passage is a historically backed re-creation of life in the rural Kansas township. I have done extensive research on the township of Pavilion as well as the surrounding area, and I have chosen to integrate facts with fiction in an…

Keene, Wabaunsee County

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Contrary to appearances, Keene, KS is not just a small grouping of houses and an inconspicuous highway sign. It was once a booming little town with a rich history that deserves its own page in the history books. The history of Keene is like that of…