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Slender Rails, Big Risk: The Kansas Central Railway, 1871-1935.

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This study examines the role of the Kansas Central Railway in promoting small towns in northeast Kansas. Although ultimately failing in its charter, the KCR was critically important for tiny settlements. Research is based on legal sources, railway…

Denison, Jackson County

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This is a history of Denison, Kansas. Located in Garfield and Cedar Townships in Jackson County, between the dates of 1887 and 2016, this story is a topical examination of the churches through the use of photographs, newspapers, and historical…

Geary City, Doniphan County

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This project is over the river town of Geary City located in the Wayne Township of Doniphan County, Kansas. Geary City ultimately lost out because of a transportation issue resulting in the Palermo Railroad never being completed. Methods for the…

Hoyt, Jackson County

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Hoyt, Kansas, started out as a small town where farmers took cattle to transport them on the railroads back to eastern markets. Despite all of the terrible events that have plagued Hoyt throughout its history, the town is still a thriving part of the…