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Hoyt, Jackson County

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Hoyt, Kansas, started out as a small town where farmers took cattle to transport them on the railroads back to eastern markets. Despite all of the terrible events that have plagued Hoyt throughout its history, the town is still a thriving part of the…

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…

Hope, Dickinson County

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Author recreates the town of Hope using historic plat maps that he used to draw the actual extent of the town.

Gypsum, Saline County

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This paper is a study of the closure of Gypsum Rural High school in Gypsum, Saline County, Kansas, and how its closure affected the community surrounding and supporting it. The study includes census data, historical newspaper articles, and web…

Blood Creek, Pottawatomie County

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The authors use the oral tale of the village of Blood Creek as a starting point foe their research. Using field work, genealogical inquiry, and historic documents the authors are able to piece together the history of the Blood Creek settlement in…

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,…

Bigelow, Marshall County

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This study examines the unique factors that influenced the development, progress, and eventual destruction of the lost community of Bigelow. This study includes fieldwork of the former town site, photographs, scholarly journals, and historical…

Brookville, Saline County

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Once a vibrant town, filled with hard working people who made their way west looking to start a new life, Brookville has now become a quiet, low density community. As shown in this research, we will begin to understand why and how this happened. This…