Ida, Republic County

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Title

Ida, Republic County

Subject

The lack of a railroad spelled the demise of the rural farming community of Ida, Kansas.

Description

The town of Ida, once located in Republic County, Kansas, was created to meet the needs of a growing population in Rose Creek Township. As time progressed and the railroads entered the scene, specifically the Chicago Rock Island, the needs of the surrounding community changed. Ida no longer me the demands of its people and disappeared from the landscape. This study examines early maps of Republic County, photographs of Ida town site and cemetery, and the recorded history from various local sources.

Creator

Kyle P. Durflinger

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

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Citation

Kyle P. Durflinger, “Ida, Republic County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed September 19, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/114.