Springdale, Leavenworth County

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Title

Springdale, Leavenworth County

Subject

Irish Immigration in Springdale, Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, 1860 – 1907

Description

The author describes the life of an early Irish Catholic settlement in eastern Kansas. Originally a Quaker community, Irish immigration "exploded" there just after the Civil War, eventually stamping the town with a particular religious culture. After railroads made the Fort Riley mail road obsolete, Springdale declined. St. Thomas Catholic Church was a vital center for decades.

Creator

Baker, Zach

Publisher

Kansas State University, Deptartment of History

Date

2010

Contributor

 

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of HIstory

Format

pdf

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Citation

Baker, Zach, “Springdale, Leavenworth County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 18, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/3.