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St. Mary’s Aleppo, Sedgwick County

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This study overviews the German-Catholic hamlet of St. Mary’s Aleppo, a church community located in western Sedgwick County, Garden Plain Township. Maps, photographs and personal accounts are included.

Oneida, Nemaha County

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This study explains the founding, growth, and decline of Oneida, due in part to railroad decline and the relocation of US Highway 36. It includes various interviews, early plat maps of the town, and photographs of early and present-day Oneida.

Walsburg, Riley County

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Swedish settlers founded Walsburg in 1866, naming it after nearby Walnut Creek. A small Swedish community grew there for decades. However, after the Union Pacific Railroad left town in 1935, Walsburg declined and became a lost community.

Murdock, Kingman County

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Murdock, Kansas, started out as New Murdock in 1884 and underwent a name change in 1910. Today Murdock is a quiet community of about 375 residents.

Holland, Dickinson County

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Families in Holland, Kansas, a Dickinson County town seven miles south of Abilene, sought to form a community that could provide a education for their children, respite from the continuous toil the soil required, and, eventually, a structure to…

Buckeye, Dickinson County

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It was a Tuesday, April 5, 1870, when a group of approximately two hundred people from Ohio emigrated to Buckeye Township, attracted by the promise of a homestead and prosperity. Residents faced many economic challenges over the years, and now only a…

Clearfield, Douglas County

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German families formed the community of Clearfield in Douglas County, Kansas, in the 1850s, united by language and religion. This study overviews a collection of photographs, maps, and documents detailing the history of the Clearfield Community in…

Tipton, Mitchell County

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William A. Pitt and fellow settlers from Trier, Germany, first settled near Carr Creek, but flooding encouraged them to relocate to the top of a nearby hill. They called their settlement Pittsburg and, later, Tipton.

Swedesburg, Clay County

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Swedish immigrants established the first homestead in what became Garfield Township in 1868. Churches provided the foundation of the Swedesburg community, which overcame the Great Depression, both world wars, and a 1973 tornado.

Navarre, Dickinson County

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Navarre was organized around the school, the church, and starting in 1887, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad. Fire destroyed much of the town in 1939, and it never recovered.