Langley, Ellsworth County

Title

Langley, Ellsworth County

Subject

Langley, Ellsworth County, Kansas: The Town that Died in a Train Wreck: 1887-1952

Description

The town of Langley is located in Langley Township, Ellsworth County, Kansas. For many American families and Civil War veterans, Langley was the mark of a new beginning and a fresh start. The town’s economy was centered on the booming business of the railroads, and when the trains came through and wrecked in May 1952, Langley’s community and economy would never be the same. This case study includes photographs, maps, drawings, and interviews from Langley natives: Charlotte Koehn and Rosalie Williams.

Creator

Kathrine Watkins

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2013

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Geolocation

Citation

Kathrine Watkins, “Langley, Ellsworth County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 22, 2019, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/136.