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Rock is a small town situated southeast of Wichita between Augusta and Winfield. Established in 1869, Rock's population increased rapidly before peaking in 1887. In its heyday, the town boasted multiple shops, restaurants, and other businesses. This…

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The author uses geographical concepts and relates them to the rise and fall of Huscher, Kansas. He utilizes historic documents, genealogical data, census records, and historic maps to reconstruct the history of the town.

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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.
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