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The Process of Integrating Public Schools in Wichita, Kansas 1890-1971

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This document includes the following: a brief history of the Wichita Kansas segregated school system, including avoiding integration in the 1950’s. The study also addresses the legal process of integrating the Wichita schools in the late 1960’s. It…

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.

The Controversial Beginning of Harper County

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Plagued with crime and fraud, this paper discusses the early history of Harper County, Kansas. Originally founded as a "get rich quick" scheme, Harper County stumbled down a long, rocky path to state recognition.

Rago, Kingman County

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Rago, KS is the home of aviation pioneer, Clyde Cessna. Though the home of someone who was so important to the history of air travel, the town now sits in a state of dilapidation and decay. This essay discusses the history of Rago, and the events…

Rock, Cowley County

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Rock is a small town situated southeast of Wichita between Augusta and Winfield. Established in 1869, Rock's population increased rapidly before peaking in 1887. In its heyday, the town boasted multiple shops, restaurants, and other businesses. This…

Sylvia, Reno County

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This study describes the once burgeoning town of Sylvia in Reno County, Kansas. Propelled by local agriculture and a railroad line laid by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Company, Sylvia saw impressive growth during the latter half of the 19th…

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…

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.

Walsburg, Riley County

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Swedish settlers founded Walsburg in 1866, naming it after nearby Walnut Creek. A small Swedish community grew there for decades. However, after the Union Pacific Railroad left town in 1935, Walsburg declined and became a lost community.

Murdock, Kingman County

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Murdock, Kansas, started out as New Murdock in 1884 and underwent a name change in 1910. Today Murdock is a quiet community of about 375 residents.