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Idana, Clay County

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Idana is a small community with a large heart for its church and people. In 1887, the Idana Presbyterian Church began and has remained strong ever since. The church’s centennial in 1987 brought people from Idana back home, traveling from as far as…

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.

Niles, Ottawa County

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The tiny town of Niles, originally Arcala then Nilesville, located in the Lincoln Township of Ottawa County, Kansas was first settled by families traveling in fifteen covered wagons from Illinois. They arrived in 1866 and although not as strong as it…

Palmer, Washington County

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This study is of the city of Palmer, located in Washington County, Kansas, and how the entrepreneurial spirit allowed it to flourish. This industry allowed the town to thrive though all manner of trials and disasters. This study shall include maps,…

Pearl, Dickinson County

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Pearl managed to survive for almost 80 years, but all that remains of the once bustling community are the old railroad tracks and the still functioning Alida Pearl Coop grain elevators. The grain towers are the first things a person sees when…

Ramona, Marion County

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Ramona, Kansas was founded in 1887 as a stopping point on the Rock Island Railroad outside of Herington, Kansas. Ownership of the land Ramona is located on dates back to the Spanish occupation of the southern regions of North America. This study…

Wilsey and Helmick, Morris County

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The author used an accumulation of fragmented information collected from local contacts and historic documents to create a comparison between the twin towns of Wilsey and Helmick, Morris County, Kansas. She used census reports, plat maps,…