Early Paxico, Wabaunsee County

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Title

Early Paxico, Wabaunsee County

Subject

Early Paxico: A Vanished Train and Music Community, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, 1890-1930

Description

Allana Saenger finds connections between the modern day Paxico Blues Festival and the African American population of early Wabaunsee County. She describes the tradition of church singing in black congregations with vivid a capella hymns and homemade tambourines. Interviews with blues festival organizer Marlene McKeithen highlight the family connections to this early black settlement and establish that many Kansas City blues musicians come from families in the Paxico-Newbury area.

Creator

Allana Saenger

Source

Personal Interview with Steve "Bud" Hund, 12-08-08

Publisher

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2010

Rights

The Chapman Center For Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf, 262 KB

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Citation

Allana Saenger, “Early Paxico, Wabaunsee County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed September 19, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/19.