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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Crime in Wabaunsee Township,
Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1858-1921

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This study uses two Justice of the Peace record books to correlate patterns in early Wabaunsee Co., crime rates with major regional and national events. The results of this study show spikes in crime rates following events that put strain on the…

Fact vs. Speculation: Finding the Meaning Behind the Westmoreland Slaughterhouse, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, 1859 – 1959

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With Germanic and possibly surviving medieval European culture ways implanted in Pottawatomie County, a shared rural slaughterhouse in early Westmoreland provides clues. From oral accounts only, the author locates the site of the original…

Technology, Mechanization, and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture:
The Story of the Westmoreland Common Pasture, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas,
1860-1940

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Many small towns in Kansas had a shared dairy commons. The author of this study connects the commons in Westmoreland, Rock Creek Valley, with the strong German and Sudetenland settler culture; he also traces the life of the commons and its eventual…

Webster, Rooks County

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Webster was a failed railroad town that, despite its unity and perseverance, was sacrificed to the creation of Webster Reservoir. This case study includes photographs, maps, and interviews from Mrs. Jean Lindsey, local historian, and Mrs. Patty…

Whiskey Point, Geary County

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The lost town of Whiskey Point is located in Geary County, Kansas. It was an “Island” community known to cavalry soldiers for its saloons, brothels, and restaurants. The town disappeared after the Provost Marshall dumped barrels of whiskey into the…

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,…