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Moehlman's Bottoms, Riley County

Henry Moehlman Family Portrait
This paper chronicles the story of Henry Moehlman and the development of Moehlman Bottoms in Riley County, Kansas. Includes effects of natural disasters, early Kansas rural education, historical photos, and present day maps and pictures of Moehlman…

Lasita, Riley County

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This study will focus on Lasita, Fancy Creek Township, Riley County, Kansas. Lasita is an example of a typical turn of the 20th century rural town where the railroad influenced the establishment and prosperity of the town, and the automobile and…

Winkler, Riley County

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The decay of Winkler was the loss of not having a railroad run through the town site. A railroad running through a town almost guarantees growth and survival for small towns in Kansas. Glen Stockwell, a local resident near Winkler during the 1930s,…

Zeandale, Riley County

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Zeandale, to many who have lived in Riley County, Kansas, for any length of time, is just that one road to the east that one rarely finds reason to take. Turning on to Zeandale Drive, I found myself in this exact position, unable to bring to mind any…

Poliska and Tauromee, Riley County

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This is a study of Poliska and Tauromee, Kansas. These two towns, in the vicinity of Manhattan, Kan., only lasted two-three years, due to several factors, including the ever-growing city of Manhattan, which basically sucked both towns in. This study…

Walsburg, Riley County

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Swedish settlers founded Walsburg in 1866, naming it after nearby Walnut Creek. A small Swedish community grew there for decades. However, after the Union Pacific Railroad left town in 1935, Walsburg declined and became a lost community.

Bodaville, Riley County

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With the general store as the heart of town, Bodaville served as both a home and a stopping point for travelers. Sources for this study include interviews, newspapers, maps, photographs, and firsthand accounts of the town of Bodaville.

Magic, Riley County

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The lost community of Magic, located in Riley County, Kansas, was settled by immigrants from Germany in a process of chain migration. The community’s population steadily began to decline in the 1930s and was eventually consumed by the expansion of…