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Animals for Profit: The Ecological and Economic Causes of the War on Coyotes in Kansas from 1890 to 1899

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This study examines how humans, coyotes, and black-tailed jackrabbits interacted under drought conditions in Kansas during the 1890s. Using newspapers, scientific studies, and commissioner’s records from Clay and Riley counties, the study tells the…

Blasing Springs, Riley County

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This is a short history of the hotel and mineral springs community that once existed on land
owned by the William Blasing family, Zeandale Township, Riley County, Kansas. Although not
actually a town, Blasing Springs was a thriving enterprise…

Bodaville, Riley County

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With the general store as the heart of town, Bodaville served as both a home and a stopping point for travelers. Sources for this study include interviews, newspapers, maps, photographs, and firsthand accounts of the town of Bodaville.

Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917

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Analyzing contagious disease records kept by physicians in two contiguous Kansas counties, this study reaches interesting conclusions about the role of the railroads in
early twentieth century Kansas. Rail lines are suspected disease vectors. The…

Eureka Lake, Riley County

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This paper examines the history of Eureka Lake, a short lived resort southwest of Manhattan, Kansas.

Kansas State University; From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of solidarity in a time of social upheaval and racial progress. The author analyzes the founding of the…

Kansas State University: From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of solidarity in a time of social upheaval and racial progress. The author analyzes the founding of the…

Lasita, Riley County

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This study will focus on Lasita, Fancy Creek Township, Riley County, Kansas. Lasita is an example of a typical turn of the 20th century rural town where the railroad influenced the establishment and prosperity of the town, and the automobile and…