Orion, Gove County

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Title

Orion, Gove County

Subject

Western Frontier of Orion, Gove County, Kansas

Description

This study of the slowly-vanishing town of Orion explores the western Kansas environment and the founding of a community in 1886. Wheat farmers claimed large farms in this area. Named for a schoolteacher, Orion had a vital life through World War II, when a gunnery range kept it vitalized. A few buildings, an abandoned store, and a cemetery remain. This study contains on-site photographs and personal research by the author.

Creator

Brad Zerr

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

2010

Contributor

 

Rights

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department Of History

Format

pdf, 2.5 MB

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Citation

Brad Zerr, “Orion, Gove County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed June 27, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/1.