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Manning, Scott County

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This is a paper about Manning, Kansas. Manning is located in Keystone Township in Scott County, Kansas. It existed from 1887 to 1955. The Manning Jayhawkers 4-H Club served as a factor of persistence in Manning. It now serves as Manning’s primary…

Parallel, Washington County

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The town of Parallel existed in Lincoln Township, Washington County, Kansas. Its unique geography included being located along the border between Washington and Riley County. The town officially existed until 1905 but continued to have residents…

Lane, Franklin County

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As the stage for Bleeding Kansas, Lane, Kansas in Franklin County’s Pottawatomie Township has seen times of violent bloodshed, times of booming prosperity, and times of quiet solitude. Lane has a rich history of business, community, and above all,…

Aubry, Johnson County

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While it may be overlooked today, Aubry, Kansas, played a key role in the Civil War and the history of the Kansas but was out-competed by the nearby town of Stilwell. This study includes newspaper articles, online sources, maps of Kansas and quotes…

Goff, Nemaha County

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This study illustrates the founding, growth, and decline of the small town of Goff, Kansas in Nemaha County. Originally located at the crossroads of the Central Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern…

Bigelow, Marshall County

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This study examines the unique factors that influenced the development, progress, and eventual destruction of the lost community of Bigelow. This study includes fieldwork of the former town site, photographs, scholarly journals, and historical…

Wilsey and Helmick, Morris County

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The author used an accumulation of fragmented information collected from local contacts and historic documents to create a comparison between the twin towns of Wilsey and Helmick, Morris County, Kansas. She used census reports, plat maps,…

Gypsum, Saline County

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This paper is a study of the closure of Gypsum Rural High school in Gypsum, Saline County, Kansas, and how its closure affected the community surrounding and supporting it. The study includes census data, historical newspaper articles, and web…

Hope, Dickinson County

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Author recreates the town of Hope using historic plat maps that he used to draw the actual extent of the town.