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Swamp Angel, Pottawatomie County

"Swamp Angel" Cannon
The author theorizes the name of "Swamp Angel" and its possible settlement by its remaining un-incorporated houses, grain silo and railroad tracks located on the floodplain of the Kansas River.

Irving, Marshall County

Irving
Irving citizens were victim to many challenges, but for 100 years, they remained resilient and showed great grit in times of tragedy. The town was founded by stalwart, educated leaders who knew how to endure. Irving had all the potential to survive…

Morland, Graham County

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Morland was first known as Fremont, it was named after General John C. Fremont who was the noted explorer.
The people of Morland fought hard for their survival and in the end it paid off. Just the thought that a railroad could be coming gave people…

Log Chain, Nemaha County

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The town of Log Chain played an important role in one of the most famous mail carrying passages in the United States; however, when national factors such as the railroads were developed and the Pony Express died, Log Chain followed in close pursuit.

Southeast Kansas Regional Study

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The 1850's frontier amalgamation of different cultures and people helped create one of the most unheralded yet demographically and geographically diverse regions in American history, with traces of its existence still evident today.

LaClede, St.Clere and Flush -Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County
LaClede, St. Clere and Flush once had a growing population until the start of the construction of Route 40 in the 1880's. The author explains the similarities of population loss and the individual uniqueness of each community that is also gone.

Mulberry, Clay County

Mulberry, Kansas
Mulberry was once a Clay County township with thriving stores, hotels, and other businesses, a place where settlers could come with new ideas and prosper. At the same time Mulberry settlers were chasing the new "American Dream" they themselves were…

Wild Cat Valley, Riley County

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Northwest of Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County is the location of a valley once called Wild Cat, not only filled with beautiful trees and rolling hills but with the quietness of a community that was once inhabited by many.

Waconda Springs, Mitchell County

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Waconda Springs no longer exists, its memory still lives on. Stories are told by those who remember the sacred site and those who had lived it. Nowadays with all the historical landmark laws, Waconda Springs would have never been bulldozed down. …

Flush, Pottawatomie County

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This paper explores the effects of transportation on the community of Flush, Pottawatomie, County, Kansas from 1854 to 1914. The paper will demonstrate how transportation was related to the rise and fall of Flush. It utilizes books, interviews, Platt…