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Oronoque, Norton County

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This is the story of Oronoque, a small Kansas town in Norton County that once thrived and had importance. Western Kansas is often overlooked, but its history should not be forgotten. This study includes newspaper articles, photographs, and an…

Buckeye, Dickinson County

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It was a Tuesday, April 5, 1870, when a group of approximately two hundred people from Ohio emigrated to Buckeye Township, attracted by the promise of a homestead and prosperity. Residents faced many economic challenges over the years, and now only a…

Bloomington, Osborne County

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The town of Bloomington, Kansas, started out as Tilden in 1870 and received its name change three years later. At its peak, around 1930, Bloomington had seventy-five residents and boasted a bank, grocery store, telephone company, restaurant,…