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Pottawatomie County

This page contains all of our studies of communities located in Pottawatomie County (in alphabetical order).

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…

Delia, Jackson County


This study of Delia, Kansas in Jackson County uses photographs, personal interviews, and field research.

Duluth, Pottawatomie County


The end of Duluth Town Company came before its twenty-year charter expired. In February of 1912, the directors voted to decrease its capital stock…

Elbow Community, Pottawatomie County

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The Elbow Creek Community in Blue Township, Pottawatomie County, resided approximately five miles from Manhattan, Kansas near the border between Riley…

Elm Slough, Pottawatomie County

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The author uses oral interview and historic documents to reconstruct the details of the little community of Elm Slough in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Flush, Pottawatomie County


This paper explores the effects of transportation on the community of Flush, Pottawatomie, County, Kansas from 1854 to 1914. The paper will…

Garrison, Pottawatomie County


The town of Garrison in Pottawatomie County, Kansas is one of the most interesting towns of the Blue River Valley, with distinct and determined…

Havensville, Pottawatomie County


A hundred years is enough time for at least three generations to flourish in the town. Serving as an important railroad center, Havensville supported…

Laclede, Pottawatomie County


This study describes the unique evolution of the small community of Laclede in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Laclede transformed from a failed town to…

LaClede, St.Clere and Flush -Pottawatomie County

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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…

Lillis, Blaine, and Holy Cross, Marshall and Pottawatomie Counties


This study of an Irish settlement area that included parts of two counties is based on fieldwork, photographs, original church sources, and an…

Prairie Band Potawatomi Indians in Mayetta - Jackson County


This study of persistence factors on an Indian reservation in Northeast Kansas includes interviews from Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council member…

St. Clere, Pottawatomie County

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This study illustrates the founding, growth, and decline of the small town of St. Clere in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, which competed unsuccessfully…

Swamp Angel, Pottawatomie County

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The author theorizes the name of "Swamp Angel" and its possible settlement by its remaining un-incorporated houses, grain silo and railroad tracks…

Wheaton, Pottawatomie County


Founded in 1881 by individuals of German Heritage, Wheaton grew to a town with three newspapers and made early technology advancements of telephone…

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