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Ottumwa, Coffey County

Title

Ottumwa, Coffey County

Subject

A chronicle of the rise and fall of the small town of Ottumwa, Kansas.

Description

The lost town of Ottumwa, Coffey County, Kansas was settled by migrants of the Northern Midland Migration movement who shared similar progressive values and beliefs. The town experienced a brief period of prosperity, in which the town was home to a small college. This study uses early maps of the county, newspapers, personal reminiscences, and visits to the townsite to provide a history of Ottumwa, Kansas.

Creator

Nickolas 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

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Citation

Nickolas Wheeler, “Ottumwa, Coffey County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed October 20, 2014, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/113.

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