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The End of an Old Enemy: Smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, 1900-1925

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This study analyzes the cases of smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, between the years of 1900-1925. Evidence suggests proactive prevention methods were…

Pearl Opera House: Phantom of the Flint Hills, Alta Vista, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, 1880s-1970s

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This study traces the introduction of an opera house to the small town of Alta Vista, Kansas and follows it until its closing. This highlights the…

Tracking Success of African American Landowners in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, Circa 1900: A Case Study of African American Farmers at the Turn of the Century

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This paper explores the history of the Kansas Fever Exodus of 1879 and profiles four African American farmers in Wabaunsee County: Franklin Glass,…