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Atchison, Atchison County

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This study contains information about the first settlement called Atchison, Atchison County, in the year 1855. It includes historical accounts, both told by historians and in primary sources, and shows the earliest illustrations of the town. The…

Doniphan and Grand Village des Canzas, Doniphan County

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This is a study concerning the disappearance of the Kansas Indian village of the “Grand Village des Canzes” and the destruction of the town of Doniphan. It is theorized that these two civilizations were created at the same site due to the location by…

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…