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Bellegard and Mariadahl, Pottawatomie County

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 thing that kept either…

Bigelow, Marshall County

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 journals, and historical…

Juniata, Pottawatomie County

Whether it was the change in beliefs and values, floods and natural damage, or simply the competition with Manhattan, Juniata did not have the means to survive. In life we feel the need to expand and make strides towards progression; I feel that…

Mariadahl, Pottawatomie County

Mariadahl Lutheran Church
Mariadahl, named after the Swedish founder's mother, meaning "Valley of Mary" grew on the cornerstone of the Swedish Lutheran church that called parishers to worship every Sunday by the sound of its beautiful bell.

Garrison, Pottawatomie County

The town of Garrison in Pottawatomie County, Kansas is one of the most interesting towns of the Blue River Valley, with distinct and determined people. Founded around 1880, Garrison was destroyed in 1959 to create Tuttle Creek Dam and Reservoir. …

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…