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Kickapoo, Leavenworth County

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This essay discusses the founding of the Town of Kickapoo, Kickapoo Township, and examines Kickapoo’s battle with Leavenworth and Delaware for the county seat of Leavenworth County. It details how the loss of this competition caused the slow but…

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…

Winchester, Jefferson County

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Today, the town of Winchester in Jefferson County, Kansas is small and quiet. But beneath this exterior lies a history rooted deeply in family stories, connections with the railroad and a famous native son.