Chetolah, Ellis County

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Title

Chetolah, Ellis County

Subject

This paper recounts the many manifestations of the town of Chetolah, Kansas.

Description

The lost town of Chetolah, located in Ellis County, Kansas, was settled by three diverse groups of people at different time intervals: the Pawnee Indians, optimistic railroad investors, and hopeful gold miners. The town struggled to survive after missing the railroad and finally drifted out of existence after being subjected to a false gold rush. Although the town was never completely revitalized, in the 1920s it became a tourist attraction known as Golden Springs Beach. This study provides a history of Chetolah using maps, newspapers, photographs, and an interview of the longtime property owner.

Creator

Jessica Wheeler

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2012

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Citation

Jessica Wheeler, “Chetolah, Ellis County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed April 24, 2014, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/110.

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