Bellegard and Mariadahl, Pottawatomie County

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Title

Bellegard and Mariadahl, Pottawatomie County

Description

Against all hopes, Bellegard, the Swedish farming oasis, never truly became a town. But in symbiosis with Mariadahl, both “towns” persisted for approximately 30 years before Bellegard dissolved. Their union was the only thing that kept either town alive. Bellegard was home to the famous “cutting edge security” post office and a school. From a single scrap of evidence, our two man investigative force pieced together a riveting story of this one town with two faces, which we know as Bellegard and Mariadahl.

Creator

Alexander Doll and
Mark Manbeck

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

Alexander Doll and Mark Manbeck , “Bellegard and Mariadahl, Pottawatomie County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed December 14, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/125.