St. Joseph's Church and Ashland, Riley County

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Title

St. Joseph's Church and Ashland, Riley County

Subject

The uniting effect of St. Joseph's Church on the two communities of Ashland, Riley County and McDowell Creek, Geary County.

Description

The Ashland and Lower McDowell Creek communities were settled towards the end of the 1800s, but contained a variety of cultural and economic differences. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church worked as an agent to resolve these differences. This study, using census data, plat maps, tombstone inscriptions, and yearbook data, brings these differences to light, to show how St. Joseph’s could bring together its congregation, revealing how early rural churches could act as a uniting force.

Creator

Tyler Rudder

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2012

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

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