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  • Kirk, Patrick (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2010 or 20)
    The author uses historic accounts to recreate the details of Beaver Beach Amusement Park, which was a source of recreation for rural Scott County residents.
  • Lienberger, William (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2014-03)
    This paper explores the agricultural history of Clay County, Kansas, and the African American workers who persevered during the time. Sources used were newspaper articles, the class reader, websites, and a book about ...
  • Grimm, Julie (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2011-09-19)
    Albany was formed by a set of individuals who desired to fight for their values by bringing Kansas into the United States as a free state. They overcame the harsh environment of the Kansas prairie to build a prosperous ...
  • Peters, Grant (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2013-03)
    This study is about the small Alta Mills community in Alta Township, Harvey County, Kansas, and the history of how it came to be. The long journey and migration of Mennonites to Kansas and the cooperative rural spirit they ...
  • Hermesch, Jessica (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2014-03)
    This study illustrates the lost town of America City in Nemaha County, Kansas, from its hopeful founding to its imminent decline. Originally built at what would become the southern edge of the county, America City’s history ...
  • Ladd, Halston (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-09)
    This essay portrays the founding of Americus, Kansas, and how it became one of the proudest populations in late 19th century Kansas. Through the ambitions of Arthur Baker, and the other fifteen members of the Americus Town ...
  • Spachek, Michael (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2017-03)
    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 ...
  • Black, Molly (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2017-03)
    This study involves the impact by teacher Anna Ingleman in Independence, Kansas during the early 20th century on the dramatics and theatre of the school, town, and the legacy they inspired. This study includes yearbook ...
  • Jackson, Alex (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2011-03)
    W.H. Wilson founded Anness in the 1880s, in what is now southwestern Sedgwick County. Named after his wife Ann and born out of the overstepping railroad into his farmland. The farm community of Anness never flourished to ...
  • York, Adam (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-09)
    This study discusses the relationship of early communities of Clark County, Kansas. The author uses various sources to weave together a narrative of communal interconnections and relationships in reference to the overarching ...
  • Franklin, Brent (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2011-03)
    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 ...
  • Edwards, Nick (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2015-03)
    While it may be overlooked today, Aubry, Kansas, played a key role in the Civil War and the history of the Kansas but was out-competed by the nearby town of Stilwell. This study includes newspaper articles, online sources, ...
  • Strathe, Erin (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2011-09)
    This paper examines the life of Avis D. Carlson, a woman born in rural Kansas at the turn of the century and who went on to have extensive writing and community activism careers. This study includes analysis of Mrs. Carlson’s ...
  • Tanner, Caroline (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-03)
    The author creates a charming portrait of the town of Barnes, Kansas. She uses documents as well as oral interviews to tell the delightful history of the town.
  • Schendt, Jamie (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2008-09)
    Jamie Schendt writes a history of Bean School (District #3 one room school) in Wabaunsee County. Serving an integrated landscape of both white and African American farmers, Bean School was attended by Washington Owen, first ...
  • Doll, Alexander; Manbeck, Mark (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-09)
    Against all hopes, Bellegard, the Swedish farming oasis, never truly became a town. But in symbiosis with Mariadahl, both “towns” persisted for approximately 30 years before Bellegard dissolved. Their union was the only ...
  • Raitinger, Laine (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-03)
    Just three miles east of Richmond, Kansas, in the southwest corner of Franklin County, lies a cemetery, a cemetery containing weathered tombstones barely legible as recently as a few years ago. This cemetery is almost all ...
  • Richmeier, Alexandra (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2010)
    Mabel Dunham did much to preserve the history of Bethany Church while an active member. Her personal memoirs and weekly column in the Clay Center Times newspaper bring to life the love and devotion the community felt for ...
  • Broxterman, Jordan (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2012-09)
    This study examines the unique factors that influenced the development, progress, and eventual destruction of the lost community of Bigelow. This study includes fieldwork of the former town site, photographs, scholarly ...
  • Pollock, Gretel J. (Kansas State University, The Chapman Center for Rural Studies, 2016-03)
    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 ...

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