Dead towns of central and western Kansas
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Dead towns of central and western Kansas a collection of stories from the Hutchinson News by Amy Bickel

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Published by Mennonite Press, Inc. in Newton, KS .
Written in English


  • Local History,
  • Ghost towns

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHutchinson news (Hutchinson, Kan. : 1957)
Statementwritten by Amy Bickel ; edited by Jason Probst
ContributionsProbst, Jason
LC ClassificationsF681 .B53 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25237115M
ISBN 10098400050X
ISBN 109780984000500
LC Control Number2011941554

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Towns were either pro-slavery or abolitionist. When Kansas became a free state in , pro-slavery towns died out. Survival of a town also depended on if it won the county seat. Towns that were contenders for the county seat and lost typically saw most, if not all, of their town die out.   Allegedly haunted, LeHunt was a small town that thrived on the United Kansas Portland Cement Company. The old cement plant, which closed its doors after the Great Depression, is said to be haunted by one of the ghosts of a former employee who died in a tragic accident at the plant. A map of this area in central and western Kansas resembled a checkerboard, railroad land and government land being located on alternate sections. To develop its grants, which extended ten miles on each side of its line and included one of the potentially richest farming regions in Kansas, the Santa Fe exerted every conceivable effort. -the best source of information on ghost towns in the U.S. Ghost towns are listed by state & include biographies, pictures, and other detailed ghost town info.