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The Peace and Plenty Coverlet, the Great Chicago Fire, and a Handmade Loom: A Material Culture Exhibit of Artifacts from the Ancestors of Barbara Booth


This study covers the material culture of five selected artifacts and a brief history of the migration of Barbara Booth’s ancestors to Kansas. Each…

Publicity Stunt: The Importance of Seymour Rogers and Free Water in the Creation and Survival of Liberal, Kansas, 1885-1888

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A study connecting the story of where the name of Liberal, Kansas came from to the factors that impacted town survival in Seward County during the…

Small Town, Big-Time Doctor: Dr. Thomas Dechairo, Westmoreland, Kansas, 1936-1986

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This study focuses on the impact that Dr. Dechairo’s Hospital had on the town of Westmoreland Kansas. The hospital was very advanced for its time and…