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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…

Jarbalo, Leavenworth County

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This is a study of Jarbalo in Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County.
While never officially incorporated, it is a community with a curious history that survives even now.
This exhibit uses field work, photographs, interviews, written histories,…

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…

Springdale, Leavenworth County

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The author describes the life of an early Irish Catholic settlement in eastern Kansas. Originally a Quaker community, Irish immigration "exploded" there just after the Civil War, eventually stamping the town with a particular religious culture. After…