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Brookville, Saline County

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Once a vibrant town, filled with hard working people who made their way west looking to start a new life, Brookville has now become a quiet, low density community. As shown in this research, we will begin to understand why and how this happened. This…

Blood Creek, Pottawatomie County

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The authors use the oral tale of the village of Blood Creek as a starting point foe their research. Using field work, genealogical inquiry, and historic documents the authors are able to piece together the history of the Blood Creek settlement in…

Palmer, Washington County

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This study is of the city of Palmer, located in Washington County, Kansas, and how the entrepreneurial spirit allowed it to flourish. This industry allowed the town to thrive though all manner of trials and disasters. This study shall include maps,…

Niles, Ottawa County

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The tiny town of Niles, originally Arcala then Nilesville, located in the Lincoln Township of Ottawa County, Kansas was first settled by families traveling in fifteen covered wagons from Illinois. They arrived in 1866 and although not as strong as it…

Otter Creek and Springside, Pottawatomie County

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Otter Lake and Springside were two post villages in northwestern Pottawatomie County, Kansas locked in competition for hinterland resources and community perseverance along the Central Line of the Union Pacific Railroad. These twin towns struggled to…

Lasting Relationships Out of Unwarranted Fear:
The POW Camp at Lake Wabaunsee, Kansas 1944-1945

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The fear held between German POWs at Lake Wabaunsee Kansas and the local population was quickly eroded through professional and casual interactions. Shared culture and mutual respect laid a strong foundation for unlikely relationships that often…

Perry, Jefferson County

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This study analyzes the early development of Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas. Early on, Perry faced leadership problems as the principal town of Kentucky Township, but it was propelled to prosperity by the Kansas Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad it was…

Early Chapman, Dickinson County

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This study of early Chapman and the Sanborn Lumber Yard in Dickinson County, Kansas, includes a map of the county, an interview, and photographs of the Sanborn Lumber Yard.

Edson, Sherman County

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The following is a brief history of Edson, Washington Township, Sherman County, Kansas. Edson is a community that has managed to maintain its small population for over 100 years, and has relied heavily on the railroad along the way. This study uses…

Oneida, Nemaha County

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This study explains the founding, growth, and decline of Oneida, due in part to railroad decline and the relocation of US Highway 36. It includes various interviews, early plat maps of the town, and photographs of early and present-day Oneida.