Fort Scott, Bourbon County

Parkinson Sugar Works

Title

Fort Scott, Bourbon County

Subject

“A Very Dear Spot”: The Development of Fort Scott, Kansas, 1890-1920

Description

This paper examines the development of Fort Scott, Kansas from 1890 to 1920 and compares this small city with other towns in southeastern Kansas at the time. The diversification of industry brought by the railroad, combined with a stabilized population level, transformed Fort Scott into a small industrial city unique in southeastern Kansas for its strong sense of community of a smaller town and the industrial diversity of a larger city.

Creator

Daron Blake

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2011

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department Of History

Format

pdf, 1.9 MB

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Citation

Daron Blake, “Fort Scott, Bourbon County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 20, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/23.