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This study of persistence factors on an Indian reservation in Northeast Kansas includes interviews from Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council member Carrie L. O’Toole (Wabaunsee), Prairie Band tribal member Laveda L.T. Wahweotten, and Dr. Eric…

Drawing from Timothy F. Wenzl’s work “A Quasquicentennial History of St. Francis Xavier Parish: Seward, Kansas,” various documents located at the Stafford County Museum, and interviews with proud Seward, Kansas (and area) residents, this…

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 exhibits an almost…

This study of Ludell, Kansas and the lack of name continuity in Rawlins County includes a map analysis, a printed memoir-history by a resident, photographs of the town site, and an author’s firsthand accounts of interviews conducted with those who…

Chelsea was located in chelsea Township of Butler County from 1857-1978. This study includes early maps of the county, information provided by the Butler County Historical Society, and some photographs of the town before it was gone. This analysis…

The following paper is a history of the town of Stanley, Oxford Township, Johnson County, Kansas. Stanley was an unincorporated community that was annexed by Overland Park in 1985 despite resistance from residents. The information was mainly…

This study of an Irish settlement area that included parts of two counties is based on fieldwork, photographs, original church sources, and an investigation of cultural traditions.

This study illustrates the founding, growth, and decline of the small town of Goff, Kansas in Nemaha County. Originally located at the crossroads of the Central Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern…

Jennifer Milnes chose to write about this town to show that a town can persist as long as the people stay connected. The history is still among us, we just have to dig a little deeper sometimes. By talking and networking in surrounding communities,…