Magic, Riley County

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Title

Magic, Riley County

Subject

Magic: The Ultimate Vanishing Act, 1882-1955

Description

The lost community of Magic, located in Riley County, Kansas, was settled by immigrants from Germany in a process of chain migration. The community’s population steadily began to decline in the 1930s and was eventually consumed by the expansion of Fort Riley Military Reservation during the Cold War. This study provides a history of Magic using newspapers, maps, photographs, various book segments, and an interview of a longtime resident of the area.

Creator

Anthony Porter

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2015

Contributor

Kansas State University

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

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