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Squiresville, Johnson County

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A. B. Squires established a large hotel in his new town of Squiresville, which became a destination for Union soldiers and stage line passengers until the end of the Civil War and construction of a nearby railroad closed down the town. This study…

Lanesfield, Johnson County

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Lanesfield, Kansas was founded in honor of James Henry Lane, an infamous free-state leader, during a period of extreme violence and chaos. Lanesfield grew in the early years, but eventually disintegrated as people relocated closer to the railroad.…

Irving, Marshall County

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Irving citizens were victim to many challenges, but for 100 years, they remained resilient and showed great grit in times of tragedy. The town was founded by stalwart, educated leaders who knew how to endure. Irving had all the potential to survive…