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Center for Great Plains Studies


TALES OUT OF SCHOOL

February/October 1997

Darla Mallein, eighth grade social studies teacher at Emporia Middle School, has gathered a wealth of information from numerous Kansas counties to use in her classroom. To assist others in gathering information Darla has shared her sources with us. We have used her list and put the counties with contact address and brief description of the materials available into table form. We wish you happy hunting!

County/County Seat/ Address

Historical Resources

General Resources

Allen: Iola; Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 722, Iola KS 66749

Articles: "Allen County History"- 14 pp; "History of Iola" - 1 pg. Pamphlets: The Historic Boyhood Home of Major General Frederick Funston; General Frederick Funston (1865-1917) and Funston Home; The Old Allen County Jail (on the National Register of Historic Places) 316/365-3051. Allen County Historical Society: 207 N. Jefferson, Iola, KS 66720.

Article: Points of Interest - 1 page

Anderson County: Garnett; Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 East Fifth Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032, 785/448-5877

Articles: "A Brief History of Anderson County" - 1 page; "A Look at Anderson County in 1879" - 1 page; "History" - 1 page; "The Visitors Guide to ... Garnett, Kansas" - 2 pages; "History of Anderson County. John Brown: A Historical Perspective of the Events that Led to the Potawatomie Massacre" by Larry Kellerman - 4 pp; miscellaneous news clippings on Shelley-Tipton House, Harris Home, Courthouse, Santa Fe Depot, Arthur Capper, and Edgar Lee Masters

 

Barton: Great Bend; Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 400, 1307 Williams, Great Bend, KS 67530, 316/792-2401

Resources: "The Founding of Great Bend and Barton County" - 2 pages; "Experience Kansas History Along the Santa Fe Trail: A city by city guide to points of interest along the trail. Pamphlet: Kansas Quilt Walkwhich includes a "General History of Pattern Names", Brochure: Visit the...Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, Barton County Historical Society: P.O. Box 1091, Great Bend, KS 67530, 316/793-5125.

Resources: "The Founding of Great Bend and Barton County" - 2 pages; "Experience Kansas History Along the Santa Fe Trail: A city by city guide to points of interest along the trail. Pamphlet: Kansas Quilt Walk which includes a "General History of Pattern Names", Brochure: Visit the...Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, Barton County Historical Society: P.O. Box 1091, Great Bend, KS 67530, 316/793-5125.

Bourbon: Fort Scott; Visitor Information Center, 231 East Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701 1-800-245-FORT

Pamphlets: Frontier Military Scenic Byway; Fort Scott;Border Wars: Bleeding Kansas A prelude to the Civil War - A Tour through Miami, Linn, and Bourbon Counties; Walking Tour of Historic Fort Scott

Visitor Information Center: Call 1-800-245 -FORT. Brochures: Historic Fort Scott Kansas - See it All, 1996 Schedule of Events and Community Guide for Historic Fort Scott

Brown: Hiawatha; Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce, 413 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434, 785/742-7136.

Background Information on Brown County - 2 pages; Brown County History - 2 pages; Early Settlement of Brown County - 2 pages; Article "Hiawatha remains historical site" - 1 page; Pamphlet: Brown County Historical Society and Museum, Brown County Historical Society: 611 Utah Street, Hiawatha KS 66434, 913/ 742-3330. Pamphlets: Follow the Pony Express Trail (Lists historical sites and famous people in Brown and Nemaha counties); Davis Memorial: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.

Brochures: Discover the Glacial Hills of northeast Kansas; Hiawatha, Kansas; City Map of Hiawatha + miscellaneous articles about Hiawatha.

Butler: El Dorado; El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 509, El Dorado, KS 67042, 316/321-3150.

Butler County Historical Museum/Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central, El Dorado, KS 316/321-9333. Pamphlet: Wanted Weekend Pioneers: Enjoy the simplicity of frontier life! (provides information about Flint Hills Overland Wagon Train trips, P.O. Box 1076, El Dorado, KS 67042, 316/ 321-6300.

Brochure: Tour Butler and Your Complete Guide to El Dorado Kansas, Summer/Winter 1996 Edition of Travel Kansas. Pamphlet on Erman B. White Art Gallery; Bluestem Art Gallery; and Warren Hall Coutts III Memorial Museum of Art.

Chase: Cottonwood Falls, Chase County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 362, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

An article about the history of Strong City - 1 page; Pamphlets: Roniger Memorial Museum (houses collection of Indian artifacts, etc.) 316/ 273-6310 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845; Chase County Historical Society and Museum and Library, P.O. Box 375, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845, 316/ 273-8500; Chase County Courthouse: 1873 - A Historic Landmark (1-800-431-6344.

A Visitor's Guide to Chase County; "Visit Historic Chase County" map and list of sites to see - 2 pp.

Chautauqua: Sedan, Yellow Brick Road, 150 E. Main, Sedan, KS 67361.

Escape the Ordinary - Chautauqua County(newspaper format describes the history of each of the towns in the county and historical sites to see).

Miscellaneous brochures on Sedan, Kansas (birthplace of Emmett Kelly, world-famous clown, and home of yellow brick road); map of Chautauqua County + list of sites to see on Walking Tour of Sedan.

Cheyenne: St. Francis, St. Francis Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 793, St. Francis, KS 66756 1-800-826-1140.

Articles: "St. Francis, Kansas and Cheyenne County" - 2 pp; "Astronaut -- Ronald E. Evans" - 1 pg. Pamphlets: Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show & Antique Auto Club; Ye Olde Country Church;Cheyenne County Museum 913/332-2809 or 332-3119; Cherry Creek Encampment - a memorial to the Cheyenne Indians who survived the Sand Creek Massacre.

Experience Cheyenne County Kansas (lists historical sites to see). Brochures: Cheyenne County Facts; Arikaree Breaks; Cheyenne County Kansas; St. Francis River Walk; andWelcome to St. Francis.

Clark: Ashland, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Box 37, Ashland, KS 67831.

Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Pamphlet: Pioneer-Harold Krier Museum; Book: 'The Kid" Lon Ford Story, by Lon Ford , (1890 Cowboy Days); Pamphlet: The Memory Tour Guide.

 

Cloud: Concordia, Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce, 606 Washington, Concordia, KS 66901.

Cloud County History Time line; Pamphlets: Cloud County Historical Museum (635 Broadway, Concordia, KS 66901, 913/243-2866; The Brown Grand Theatre; Cloud County Kansas "Stained Glass Capital of Kansas" (lists historical sites to see including Camp Concordia, WWII POW Camp, and the dugout of Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot John Wilke's Booth).

Brochure: Visitor's Guide & City Map...Concordia Kansas.

Coffey: Burlington, Coffey County Chamber of Commerce, 400 North Fourth, P.O. Box 423, Burlington, KS 66839-0423.

One page articles on the following topics: County History, Gridley, Lebo, New Strawn, Waverly, Burlington, and LeRoy (most include each town's history). Pamphlet: Coffey County Historical Museum, 1101 Neosho, Burlington, KS 66839, 316/ 364-2653.

Coffey County Kansas Road map; Brochure:Coffey County, Kansas: Relive the Past...Look to the Future and Tour Coffey County: A Guide for Newcomers and Visitors.

Cowley: Winfield, Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 640, Winfield, Kansas 67516.

Article: "Pre-1900 in Winfield, Kansas in Cowley County" - 1 pg; Pamphlet: Cowley County Historical Museum (includes a time line of early Winfield Area) 1011 Mansfield, Winfield, KS; Brochure: Winfield: Historic Homes - A Driving Tour and Map of Historic Winfield, Kansas; "Explore Winfield for the Personal Touch" - includes history of Cowley County and Winfield.

Pamphlet: Chaplin Nature Center (Contact: Mr. Gerald Weins, 316/442-4133; Miscellaneous pamphlets with economic information and ads for various businesses; map of Winfield.

Crawford County: Girard, Girard Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 41, 221 S. Ozark, Girard, KS 66743 316/724-4715

Article: "Savor Southeast Kansas..Savor Girard" - 1 pg; Brochure: Welcome to Girard (includes information on history of Girard and Crawford County); Brochure: Pittsburg Area Visitors Guide - includes section "Our Heritage"; Pamphlet: St. Aloysius Church, Greenbush, Kansas: The Legend of Greenbush; Pamphlet:Courthouse of Crawford County, Girard, Kansas.

Map of Pittsburg and Girard, Kansas; Community Profile + miscellaneous articles and advertisements.

Decatur: Oberlin, Decatur County Area Chamber of Commerce, 132 S. Penn, Oberlin, KS 67749. 785/ 475-3441.

Article: "Historical Profile from Village of Westfield to Oberlin" - 3 pp; Article: "Last Indian Raid in Kansas 1878" - 1 pg; Brochure: Decatur County Kansas (includes section on history of county); Pamphlet: LastIndian Raid on Kansas Soil; Decatur County Museum, 358 South Penn, Oberlin, Kansas 67749, 913/475-2712; Flyer: "Landmark Inn at the Historic Bank of Oberlin".

Brochure: Dare to Be Different...Discover Kansas' Best from East to West (lists sites to see along Highway 36); Miscellaneous pamphlets on Oberlin, Guide to Antiques, etc.

Dickinson: Abilene, Dickinson County Historical Society, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene, KS 67410, 785/263-2681.

"Dickinson County, Kansas 1854-1919" by Lynda Scheele, 1991; Brochure: Heritage Center, Abilene Kansas.

 

Doniphan: Elwood, Doniphan County Economic Development Commission, P.O. Box 325, Elwood, KS 66024, 785/365-2604.

Several articles that deal with history of Doniphan County, Troy, White Cloud, Wathena, History Facts from Mo-Kan Area, Railroad history, famous people; Brochure: Doniphan County Kansas - provides history + sites to see such as The Native American Heritage Museum at Highland Mission State Historic Site; Pamphlet: Historic Barn Tour; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas.

Brochure: Discover the Glacial Hills Day Trip Planner (lists places to see in the following counties: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, and Nemaha).

Douglas: Lawrence. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vermont, Suite 101, P.O. Box 586, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Publication: Lawrence (provides information on historic Lawrence and Douglas County); Flyer: "Douglas County Self-guided Tour"; Publication: Downtown Lawrence - Then and Now (includes article on Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence); Pamphlet: TheOregon Trail Through Lawrence, Kansas.

 

Elk: Howard, Howard Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 545, Howard, KS 67349.

County Profile" - includes historical as well as economic information.

Pamphlet: Elk County in Southeast Kansas.

Ellis: Hays, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 1301 Pine, P.O. Box 220, Hays, KS 67601, 785/ 628-8201.

Article: "Fort Named for Famous General" by Raymond Welty - 2 pp; Pamphlets: The Buffalo Soldier, Fort Hays; Article: "Bugle Calls at Fort Hays" - 2 pages.

 

Finney: Garden City, The Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau, 1511 E. Fulton Terrace, Garden City, KS 67846, 1-800-879-9803.

Brochures: Garden City Kansas and Finney County Historic Tour Guide, It's Worth the Trip! Garden City and Holcomb Kansas (includes Historic Walking Tour and Driving Tour); Finney County Historical Museum 316/272-3664.

Cover letter that lists general information about Finney County.

Ford: Dodge City. Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1474, Dodge City, KS 67801, 316/225-8186.

Dodge City (provides history of Dodge City and Boot Hill), Old Dodge City ... Boot Hill Museum, Front Street, Dodge City, KS 67801 316/227-8188. Flyers: "Santa Fe Trail Tracks" and "The Coronado Cross"; Brochures: A Historical Mural of Dodge City, Kansas, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, Fort Dodge Walking/Driving Tour.

Come to Dodge City...Relive a Legend (includes historical information), Community Profile of Dodge City, Miscellaneous pamphlets on The Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame, Gunfighter's Wax Museum, Dodge City Trolley, DCF & B Railroad, Dodge City Days + City Map.

Franklin: Ottawa, Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 580, 109 E. Second Street, Ottawa, Kansas 66067-0580, 785/242-1000.

Community Profile "Ottawa" includes historical information; Article: "Famous Kansans from Franklin County"; Pamphlets: Franklin County, Kansas...Something to Write Home About (lists historical sites to see), pamphlets on Dietrich Cabin, Old Depot Museum, and Franklin County Courthouse.

2 Community Profiles + List of Employers, Miscellaneous pamphlets on Rail Trail, Ottawa Area, Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Geary: Junction City, Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box #26, Junction City, KS 66441.

Articles: "Early History of Geary County" - 7 pp; "Junction City History" - 4 pp; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Pamphlet: First Territorial Capital; Pamphlets/Brochures: Custer House, U.S. Cavalry Museum, Visit Historic Ft Riley, A Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Junction City, Kansas.

 

Gove: Gove, Gove County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 116, Gove, KS 67736.

Article: "History of Gove City" by Rita Tuttle and Gladys Powers; List of Miscellaneous facts provided by Register of Deeds; Miscellaneous articles on early settlers and Courthouse. *Had to pay $1.75 for copies of articles sent!

 

Grant: Ulysses, Grant County Chamber of Commerce, City Hall / 115 W. Grant, Ulysses, KS 67880.

Grant County Museum: P.O. Box 906, Ulyssess, Kansas 67880, 316/356-3009 -sent a pamphlet with historical information; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts and Trails in Kansas; Pamphlet: Wagon Bed Springs Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association; Publication: Adventures Dodge City & Southwest Kansas (Destinations for 1996).

Welcome to Grant County - The Best Kept Secret in Mid America. The Chamber sent tons of information! Included were community profiles and lots of brochures/advertisements for their area.

Gray: Cimarron, Cimarron Area Chamber of Commerce, Box 602, Cimarron, KS 67835-0602.

Pamphlet: Santa Fe Trail Museum of Gray County in Ingalls, Kansas 67853; "It Happened In Kansas" - Map of Counties that shows origins of names and dates; Pamphlet: Cimarron Kansas...A good place to live(includes historical information on Santa Fe Trail, the Cattlemen, and County Seat Fight); Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Experience Kansas Along the Santa Fe Trail.

Postcard of Cimarron Historic Hotel; 1996 Travel Guide Kansas Simply Wonderful(published by KS Dept. of Tourism); Brochure: Outdoor Recreation: Kansas; Gray County Facts and Figures + Miscellaneous Information

Greenwood: Eureka, Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce, 112 North Main, Eureka, KS 67045, 316/583-5452.

Articles: "Early History of Eureka" and "Short History of Greenwood County"; Pamphlet on The Research Center: The Greenwood County Historical Society, 120 W 4th, Eureka, KS 67045, 316/583-6682. Pamphlet on Greenwood County Historical Society that includes historical information; "Fun Map...Eureka Kansas" includes a mini-history of Eureka.

Relax...You're in Greenwood County; Brochure: Eureka, Kansas.

Harper: Anthony, Anthony Chamber of Commerce, 124 ½ S Bluff, PO Box 354, Anthony, KS 67003.

Article: "Harper County, Kansas History"; County map that includes some historical facts about settlement and some buildings.

Brochure: "This is Anthony, Kansas"; Pamphlet: "Harper County 1996 Events Guide....".

Harvey: Newton, Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, 500 North Main, Suite 101, Newton, KS 67114.

Pamphlet: Harvey County Historical Society, Inc. Library & Museum, 203 Main St., Newton, KS 67114, 316/283-2221. Pamphlet: Newton - Historical Driving Tour; Brochure: Kauffman Museum...Of Land and People...Mennonites of the Central Plains.

Community Profile + Chamber of Commerce Directory; Visitor's Guide to Newton, Kansas + Newton, Kansas City Map; Brochure: Come Home to Harvey County.

Jackson: Holton, Holton Area Chamber of Commerce, 104 West 5th Street, Holton, KS 66436, 785/364-3963

Articles: "The History of Jackson County" and "Terrain and Topography of Jackson" + township map and pictures - 5 pp. Flyer on Jackson County Historical Society - P.O. Box 104, Holton, KS 66436, 913/364-2087.

Brochures: Holton, EST. 1857; Hotel Josephine (includes historical information about Holton).

Jefferson: Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 101, Oskaloosa, KS 66066, 785/863-3222.

Flyer on Old Jefferson Town - Tours provided by The Jefferson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 146, Oskaloosa, KS 66066; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts and Trails in Kansas.

Brochure: For the fun of it...Discover Jefferson County; 1996 Travel Guide: Kansas Simply Wonderful (published by KS Dept. of Tourism) 1995-96; Official Kansas Transportation Map.

Jewell: Mankato, Jewell County Register of Deeds, 307 North Commercial, Mankato, KS 66956.

Miscellaneous Articles: Naming of Jewell County, History of Jewell County; History of Mankato; Post Rock County Jail; County Seat information; Jewell County in 1894; Schools of Jewell County in 1877 + illustrations of Jewell County Courthouse and Opera House + 1908 & 1988 County Township Maps; Information on Wint Smith who served continuously in the Kansas National Guard or active military service from 1916 to 1953.

Several versions of County Profiles; Copies of 1996 Pamphlet on Mankato, Kansas and Jewell County Brochure; Brochures: Dare to Be Different - Discover Kansas from East to West; North Central Kansas - Land, Lakes, Limestone.

Johnson: Olathe, Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 E. Santa Fe, Suite 102, PO Box 98, Olathe, KS 66051.

Pamphlets: Mahaffie Farmstead and Stagecoach Stop on the Santa Fe Trail; Where the Trails Divide: Baldwin City, Edgerton, Gardner, Olathe; Frontier Military Scenic Byway; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Brochure: Discover Where It All Started...Kansas City Area Historic Trails.

Booklet: The Guide - Olathe Kansas.

Kearny: Lakin, Kearny County Museum, P.O. Box 329, Lakin, KS 67860.

Official Map and Guide to Santa Fe Trail; Miscellaneous Articles: Origin of the Jayhawk; Kearny County, Kansas; Physical Features; Courthouses of Kearny County; County Organization and County Seat Contests; Naming of Lakin; Deerfield Community; Kendall; Hartland, KS; Kearny County Museum; The Santa Fe Trail; Charlie's Ruts; Horse-Drawn Vehicles; At Home with Wheels.

Brochure: City of Lakin Kansas - Opportunity Meets Quality of Life.

Kingman: Kingman, Kingman Area of Chamber of Commerce, 322 N. Main, Kingman, KS 67068, 316/532-3694.

Pamphlet: Kingman County Museum - 400 North Main, Kingman, KS 67068 and Cunningham Museum - in Downtown Cunningham; Booklet: Welcome...Kingman Kansas (includes history and historic photos); Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas.

1996 Travel Guide: Kansas Simply Wonderful; Brochure: Kingman County Kansas - "Jewel of the Plains" + booklet on Kingman; City Street Maps of Pratt, Kingman, and Medicine Lodge; Brochure: South Central Kansas (lists the counties and sites to see).

Kiowa: Greensburg, Chamber of Commerce, 315 S Sycamore, Greensburg, KS 67054.

Article on Greensburg and the World's Largest Hand-dug Well + postcard of well; Pamphlet on sites to see in Greensburg that includes iformation on the Well and the Largest Pallesite Meteorite + postcard of meteorite.

Pamphlet on attractions in Kiowa County.

Labette: Oswego, Visitor Information Center/Hobart Young Memorial Park, 803 W. 6th, Oswego, KS 67356.

Letter which contains background and historical information - 2 pp; Welcome to Oswego Sightseeing Map.

Brochure/Map: Labette County - Big Hill Lake: A Visitors Guide to Scenic Southeast Kansas and the beautiful Waters of one of Kansas' clearest lakes; Community Profile of Oswego, Kansas; Brochure: Oswego, Kansas...a city to remember.

Leavenworth: Leavenworth, Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 44, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Pamphlets: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Established 1827; The River Connection...Where the West Began - A Scenic Three City Tour (Atchison, Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth + Weston, MO); Pamphlet: Leavenworth County Historical Museum, 1128 Fifth Avenue, Leavenworth, KS 66048, 913/682-7759. Pamphlet:Lansing Historical Museum, P.O. Box 32, Lansing, KS 66043, 913/727-3870.

Visitor's Guide: Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, & Lansing, KS (includes history and historic sites to visit); Map + miscellaneous pamphlets on Leavenworth and Lansing.

Lincoln: Lincoln, Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, 137 West Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln, KS 67455, 785/524-4934.

Pamphlet: Day Trip Guide to Lincoln County - "Post Rock Capital of Kansas."

 

Linn: Mound City, Mound City Area Chamber of Commerce, Box 10, Mound City, KS 66056.

Brochures: "Linn County, Kansas: A Heritage of History and Beauty", "Border Wars...Bleeding Kansas..."; Pamphlets: "Linn County: 4 All Seasons & Generations", "Frontier Military Scenic Byway."

Community profile of Mound City; Pamphlet: "Linn County Park and La Cygne Lake"; Linn County Quarterly Newsletter.

Logan: Oakley, Oakley Area Chamber of Commerce. 313 Center, Oakley, KS 67748, 785/672-4862.

Articles on "Logan County" and "Agriculture"; Pamphlet: Oakley - Welcome to the Golden City!(includes some historical information as well as sites to see; i.e. Fick Fossil and History Museum).

 

Lyon: Emporia. Emporia/Lyon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 719 Commercial, P.O. Box 703, Emporia, KS 66801.

Articles on Emporia History, History of Emporia and Lyon County, William Allen White, and Mary White + Facts about Emporia State University; Brochure: Emporia Visitors Guide (includes history and sites to see).

Community Profile; Brochure "For Kids".

Marion: Marion, Marion Chamber of Commerce, Municipal Building - 201 N. Third, Marion, KS 66861, 316/382-3425.

Articles: "A Brief History of Marion County" (3 pp), "Founding of Marion" (1 pg) + miscellaneous mini-articles on history of Marion, Marion Courthouse, etc.; Historic Legend of Marion - 1 pg; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Kansas Tour Guide publication: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996.

Marion, Kansas Fact Sheet + several brochures on Marion, Marion Reservoir, etc.; Several information sheets on special events and Marion's Lakes & Recreation; Visitors Guide and Map; Marion County Tourism Tabloid. **Marion sends a folder full of information!!!

Marshall: Marysville, Marysville Travel and Tourism, P.O. Box 16, Marysville, KS 66508, 785/562-3101.

Pamphlet: Explore the Historic Trails in Northeast Kansas; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Pamphlets: Alcove Spring along the Oregon Trail (Donner Party camped here!); Marshall County Kansas; Blue Rapids; Historic Marysville Kansas; Frankfort, Kansas; and Historic Marysville Directory; Information sheets on: Marysville Kansas, Historic Places to Visit, Historic Koester Block, and Pony Express.

Pamphlet: "A Bit of Baseball History: Chicago White Sox vs New York Giants - October 24, 1913, Blue Rapids, Kansas".

McPherson: McPherson, McPherson Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 616, McPherson, KS 67460.

McPherson County Historical Society: 540 Hill E., McPherson, KS 67460. Article: "Historical Overview of McPherson" - 3 pp + 2 pp letter from McPherson Historical Society that includes history and facts about the county; Pamphlets: Santa Fe Trail McPherson County Kansas; McPherson Historical Walking or Driving Tour; McPherson Opera House; Pamphlet:McPherson Museum, 1130 East Euclid Street, McPherson, KS 67460 316/245-2574.

Kansas Tour Guide publication: The Santa Fe Trail 1821-1996; Flyer: "Scottish Connections in McPherson, Kansas; Other: Brochures on McPherson.

Mitchell: Beloit, Beloit Chamber of Commerce, 123 North Mill P.O. Box 582, Beloit, KS 67420-0582.

Article: "History of Beloit" - 2 pp; Pamphlet: Beloit - Walking Tour of Historical Downtown; Brochure: North Central Kansas: Land, Lakes, Limestone (lists attractions of these counties).

Brochure: Be Coming to Beloit Kansas...; Pamphlet: Glen Elder Reservoir & Wildlife Area.

Montgomery County: Independence, Independence Chamber of Commerce, 322 North Penn. P.O. Box 386, Independence, KS 67301.

Article: "History of Independence, Kansas" - 4 pp.

 

Morris County: Council Grove, Council Grove Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 West Main Street, Council Grove, KS 66846, 1-800-732-9211.

Brochure: Council Grove Kansas: Rendezvous on the Santa Fe Trail (includes background historical information and brief description of 18 sites to visit); Pamphlet: Historic Trees and Heritage Plaques of Council Grove.

Lots of brochures promoting businesses in Council Grove - Cottage House Hotel, Hays House Restaurant, etc.; Brochure/Map: Council Grove Lake; Council Grove City Map.

Morton: Elkhart, Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 696 - 546 Morton Avenue, Elkhart, KS 67950, 316/697-4600.

Brochure: Morton County Historical Society Museum, P.O. Box 1248, Elkhart, KS 67590, 316/697-2833.

Elkhart Community Fact Sheet; Pamphlets:Cimarron National Grassland Auto Tour + Birds of the Cimarron; Misc. pamphlets promoting Elkhart.

Nemaha: Seneca, Seneca Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 135, Seneca, KS 66538.

Pamphlet: SENECA (includes a section on history of Seneca); Pamphlet: St. Mary's Church (founded in 1859).

 

Ness: Ness City, Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 262, 102 W Main, Ness City, KS 67560.

Article: "Some History of the Ness County Courthouse" - 2 pp (photos included); Article: "Ness County Historical Society" (includes information about George Washington Carver, who homesteaded 160 acres one mile south of Beeler); Pamphlet: Ness City...The Gateway to Western Kansas.

 

Norton: Norton, Norton Chamber of Commerce, 210 E Washington - Box 97, Norton, KS 67654.

Brochure: "Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas"; Pamphlet: "Ride the Rails of History" in Abilene, KS.

Brochure: "Norton Kansas...Where the Best Begins"; "Kansas Simply Wonderful" 1996 Travel Guide; Brochure: "Summary of Kansas Boating Laws and Regulations."

Osborne: Osborne, Osborne Area Chamber of Commerce, 130 North First, Osborne, KS 67473.

Pamphlet: Visit Osborne County Historical Museum913/346-2626; Brochure: Osborne Kansas.

 

Ottawa: Minneapolis, Chamber Office, 213 West 2nd, Minneapolis, KS 67467, 785/392-3068.

Pamphlet: Self Guided Red Post Tours (includes early history tour of civilian Fort Solomon); Flyer and pamphlet on Rock City a "geological wonder near Minneapolis, KS; Pamphlets on Minneapolis and Bennington (each includes a little bit of historical information about those towns); National Park Service Pamphlet: George Washington Carver.

They also sent a postcard of "Giant Marbles" and "Jayhawk Eggs", sandstone concretions near Minneapolis, KS.

Pawnee: Larned, Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 240, Larned, KS 67550.

National Park Service Brochure: Fort Larned + 1996 Schedule of Events; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts and Trails in Kansas; Brochure: The Santa Fe Trail Center; Pamphlets: Sibley's Camp and Walk with the Pioneer Spirits at Historic Pawnee Rock.

Pamphlets on Pawnee County, Kansas and Larned, Kansas.

Phillips: Phillipsburg, Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 270 State Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661, 785/543-2321.

Article on History of Phillipsburg and Fort Bissell - 2 pp; Pamphlets on Old Fort Bissell and the Dane G. Hansen Museum; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts and Trails in Kansas.

Phillips County Map and Visitors Guide Pamphlet; Brochures on Phillipsburg and CONEKA (Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas).

Pottawatomie: Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County Abstract Co., P.O. Box 218, Westmoreland, KS 66549.

Article: "The Early History of Pottawatomie County" written by Doc Maskil and compiled from the research of W.F. Hill - 4 pp.

 

Pratt: Pratt, Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 469 - 114 North Main Street, Pratt, KS 67124, 316/672-5501.

Pamphlet on Pratt County Historical Museum: 212 South Ninnescah, Pratt, KS 67214, 316/672-7874; Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Pamphlet: Carry Nation Anniversary Birthday Celebration; Pamphlet: World's Largest Hand-Dug Well.

Brochure and booklet on Pratt - both include some history information; Brochure on Lindsborg; Pamphlet: Kansas Wildlife and Parks.

Rawlins: Atwood, The Atwood Chamber of Commerce, 416 Main, Atwood, KS 67730, 1-800-422-9630.

Article that includes location, history, and climate of Rawlins County - 5 pp; Southwestern Bell publicationUpdate includes article on Atwood, Kansas and its historical background.

Brochure and fact sheet on Atwood Kansas.

Reno: Hutchinson, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, 117 N. Walnut, P.O. Box 519, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0519.

Flier on Reno County Museum - 316/662-1184; Article: "A Brief History of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas..." - 2 pp.

Booklet: Welcome! A Guide to Hutchinson & Reno County Kansas; Brochures on Kansas Cosmosphere, Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm, Dillon Nature Center; Guide to Hutchinson's Parks, Golf Course, Zoo.

Republic County: Belleville, Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Box 280, Belleville, KS 66935.

"History of Republic County" - 4 pp; Article: "History of Belleville City" - 3 pp.

 

Rice: Lyons, Lyons Chamber of Commerce, 101 West Main, Lyons, KS 67554.

Articles: "The Kingdom of Quivira and Coronado's Expedition"; "The Santa Fe Trail"; "A County is Formed"; "Choosing a County Seat"; "Lyons" by Mary Tobias; "Historic Trails" Map; Pamphlet: "Serpent Intaglio."

Profile Pamphlet of Lyons, Kansas; Miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets promoting Lyons, Rice County, and area businesses + street guide.

Riley: Manhattan, Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, 555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 290, Manhattan, KS 66502, 1-800-759-0134.

Articles: "History of Manhattan" and "Why the Little Apple?"; Flyer on Riley County Historical Museums - 2309 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, 913/537-2210; Flyer on Goodnow House - State Historic Site; Brochures and Pamphlets: Historic Ft. Riley, The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, US Cavalry Museum and Walking Tour, 1st Infantry Division Museum, Custer House.

Copy of Profile Pamphlet on Manhattan, Kansas + miscellaneous brochures on K-State, Manhattan, Town Center, Sunset Zoo, Linear Park; Brochure and Pamphlet on Tuttle Creek; Pamphlets on Konza Prairie.

Russell: Russell, Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, 610 Main, Russell, KS 67665-1930, 785/483-6960.

Brochures: The Garden of Eden; Russell: A Visitor's Guide to the Heart of Kansas; Pamphlet: Russell County Historical Society Attractions.

 

Saline: Salina, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 586, Salina, KS 67402-0586.

Brochure: Abilene Kansas: A Celebration of History, Heroes, & Hospitality; Salina's Relocation Guide - Includes a brief history of Salina.

Miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets advertising businesses and events in the Salina area.

Scott: Scott City, Scott City Area Chamber of Commerce, 221 West Fifth, Scott City, KS 67871, 316/872-3525.

Article: "In the Beginning."

Pamphlets and Brochures on Scott County, Scott City, and Lake Scott State Park Wildlife Area.

Sedgwick: Wichita, Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 West Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202-2970.

Articles: "Wichita, Kansas - A Brief History" - 2 pp and "Kansas History" - 4 pp; Materials on Kansas - Symbols, Seal, Flag, Sunflower.

Publication: Your Wichita Guide 95/96 (includes 3 pages of information on "Historical Wichita".

Seward: Liberal, Liberal Chamber of Commerce, 505 N. Kansas, P.O. Box 676, Liberal, KS 67901, 316/624-3855.

Pamphlet on The Coronado Museum: 567 E. Cedar, Liberal, KS 67901, 316/624-7624. Flyer on the History of Liberal; Brochure on Southwest Kansas that lists by counties historical sites, etc. to visit; Brochure on Mid-America Air Museum: P.O. Box 2585, Liberal, KS 67901, 316/624-5263.

Community Profile of Liberal, Kansas + Welcome to Liberal publication; Miscellaneous brochures and pamphlets on Liberal, Dorothy's House, The Baker Arts Center + street locater; Recipe for Liberal Pancakes!

Shawnee: Topeka, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, 120 SE 6th Avenue, Suite 110, Topeka, KS 66603-3515.

Pamphlet: You Asked About...? Topeka, Kansas; Article: "History...Topeka, Kansas" - 2 pp; Article: "State Capital...Topeka, Kansas" - 3 pp; Kansas Factspamphlet; One page handouts on State Symbols, Seal, Flag; Postcard of the Capitol Building.

1995-96 Official Kansas Transportation Map; 1996 Travel Guide Book: Kansas Simply Wonderful.

Sheridan: Hoxie, Sheridan County Historical Society, P.O. Box 274, Hoxie, KS 67740.

Booklet: History of Sheridan County by Mrs. Pearl Toothaker - 12 pp + one page addendum; Fact Sheet of Sheridan County - includes history, famous people, etc.; Sheridan County Centennial Edition 1880-1890 newspaper.

Brochure: Welcome to Hoxie Kansas.

Sherman: Goodland, Goodland Area Chamber of Commerce, 104 W. 11th P.O. Box 628, Goodland, KS 67735, 785/899-7130.

Pamphlet: Goodland Kansas...Golden Gateway to the High Plains; Pamphlet: Kidder Massacre; Brochure: The High Plains Museum - 1717 Cherry, Goodland, KS 67735, 913/899-4595; Booklet: The Short Happy Life of the Kansas Flying Machine.

 

Smith: Smith Center, Chamber of Commerce, 219 S. Main, Smith Center, KS 66967, 785/282-3895.

Miscellaneous articles: "Smith County became Organized"; "Miss Liberty"; history of Smith County (no title - 4 pp); "Geographic Center of the Country near Lebanon"; "Home on the Range"; "An Old Mill in Park"; Pamphlet: Story of the Origin of "Home on the Range."

Brochures on Smith Center; Profile of Smith Center + miscellaneous information sheets on services provided by county, schools, etc.

Stevens: Hugoton, Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce, 630 S. Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.

Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Flyer: "Visit the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum" 316/544-8751.

Community Profile of Stevens County and Hugoton + lots of fact sheets on economic topics, schools, etc. + street and county map; Brochures on Stevens County...including cities of Hugoton and Moscow; Booklet: Birds of the Cimarron National Grassland.

Sumner: Wellington, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, 207 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152.

Brochures: Sumner County Visitors Guide + The Cherokee Strip/Outlet Area; Tour Guide; Pamphlet: Chisholm Trail Museum, 502 North Washington, Wellington, KS 67152, 316/326-7466; Brochures: Caldwell, Kansas; Argonia, Kansas (includes information about Susanna Madora Salter, the first woman mayor in America).

Brochure: Wellington Kansas...Come to play...come to stay!; Pamphlet: Belle Plaine, Kansas.

Wabaunsee: Alma, Alma Chamber of Commerce, Box 430, Alma, KS 66401.

Pamphlet: Wabaunsee County Historical Museum - 227 Missouri Alma, Kansas 913/765-2200. Articles: "Historical Overview of the Paxico Area, Wabaunsee County, Kansas"; "Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas"; "Log House Near Harveyville Headquarters for Cutthroats"; "Eskridge"; and "Harveyville"; Copies of pamphlets: The Beecher Bible and Rifle Churchand General Walt Trail (retired 4-star general in Marines.

Community Profile of Alma + County Profile (includes some historical info); Brochure: Alma...has it all! (received 4 copies of this one!)

Washington: Washington, Washington County Economic Development, Court House, Washington, KS 66968, 785/325-2116.

Article: "Fortieth Parallel Information - Marker at Mahaska, Kansas" - 1 pg; Pamphlets: Washington County Home of the Original Pony Express Station; Puppies, Popcorn, Pork, & Pies + Washington County Self-Guided Driving Tour; Flyer: "Hollenberg Station - State Historic Site"; Pamphlets: Strawberry, Kansas 1868-1951 and Morrowville, Kansas - Home of World's First Bulldozer.

Map of Washington County that includes section "A Bit of History"; Pamphlet: Clifton - "The Little City With a Big Heart".

Wichita: Leoti, Woodbury Consulting, RR 1, Box 54, Leoti, KS 67861-9725.

 

Brochure on Wichita County with general information.

Wilson: Fredonia, Fredonia Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 549, Fredonia, KS 66736-0449.

Article on History of Wilson County - 13 pp (includes information on railroads, schools, Fredonia, churches, the press and other "business interests"), Neodesha, New Albany, and Altoona.

1 page Fact Sheet on Wilson County.

Woodson: Yates Center, Woodson County Chamber of Commerce, 108 South Main - P.O. Box 211, Yates Center, KS 66783.

Map/Brochure: Historic Forts & Trails in Kansas; Pamphlet: Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District; Brochure: Discover Southeast Kansas! (lists many historical sites in area); Flyer: "Kansas State Flag."

Brochure: Tri-counties...explore the experience; Brochure/Map: Kansas State Parks Outdoor Treasure Guide; 1996 Travel Guide: Kansas Simply Wonderful.