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William G. Cutler's History of Kansas,
first published in 1883, tells about
early Wabaunsee County.
There is a section on Wabaunsee County in the book
Kansas: a Cyclopedia Of State History
by Frank Blackmar (1912).
Kansas Historical Quaterlies
The Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas, by
Samuel A. Johnson,
(Vol. 1, No. 5), pages 429 to 441
Bypaths of Kansas History
(Vol. 9, No. 2), pages 312 to 323
The Fourth of July in Early Kansas
1854-1857, by Cora Dolbee,
(Vol. 10, No. 1), pages 34 to 78
The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The
Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885, Edited by JOSEPH G. GAMBONE. Spring,
1973 (Vol. 39, No. 1), pages 12 to 57
The Emigrant Aid Company Parties of 1854,
by Louise Barry,
May, 1943 (Vol.
12, No. 2), pages 115 to 155.
Ferries in Kansas Part XII -- Marmaton
River, by George A. Root,
(Vol. 6, No. 1), pages 14 to 20
History of Lynchings in Kansas, Genevieve
1933 (Vol. 2, No. 2), pages 182 to 219
The Woman Suffrage Campaign of 1912, by
Martha B. Caldwell,
(Vol. 12, No. 3), pages 300 to 326.
Kansas History As Published in the Press,
August, 1937 (Vol. 6, no. 4), pages 325
A Little Satire on Emigrant Aid Amasa Soule
and the Descandum Kansas Improvement Company, by Russell K. Hickman,
November, 1939 (Vol. 8, No. 4), pages
342 to 349
The Soft Winter Wheat Boom and the
Agricultural Development of the Upper Kansas River Valley Second
Installment, by James C. Malin,
(Vol. 12, No. 1), pages 58 to 91.
THE RATH TRAIL, Ida Ellen Rath, Dodge City, Kansas - A
biography of Charles Rath, Indian trader, merchant, buffalo hunter, hide
buyer, railroad grader, and organizer of early-day towns and trading
posts. A friend of Kit Carson and the Bents. A maker of trails.
Connecticut Kansas Colony Record Book -
The Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, formed in New Haven, Connecticut, with
the intent that the members would migrate to Kansas Territory in the
spring of 1856. You will find a listing of members and minutes which
contained information about their activities for its formation, the trip
to Kansas, selecting a town site, through the decision to dissolve it in
favor of the Wabaunsee Company, which was charged with organizing the town
of Wabaunsee, Kansas Territory.
Early Settlers of Wabaunsee
County, Kansas Taken from Kansas
Memorial, A Report of the Old Settlers' Meeting Held at Bismark Grove,
Kansas, September 15th and 16th, 1879. Charles S. Gleed, Kansas
Books and/or Microfilm containing Cemetery Records at the FHL
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Histories available at the
Kansas Historical Society
Lannan, Vida W.
Paxico, 1886-1986: Our Little Town.
Manhattan, KS: Ag Press, 1986.
Alta Vista Centennial Committee.
Centennial, Alta Vista, Kansas, 1887-1987: 100
Years. N.p.: n.d.
Banks, Robert. "Same Early Day
Stories as Told by First Settlers."
Alma Enterprise. Sept. 18, 1936. [1 p.].
Cottrell, Amos A. The New Haven
Colony's History in Kansas. Eskridge,
KS: Eskridge Star Print, 1907.
Lines, Charles B. Connecticut
Kansas Colony. N.p.: 1979
Whelan, Paul. Historical
Edition of Maple Hill and Vicinity. Maple Hill, KS: Maple Hill Rural
High School, 1941.
Winkler, Alan. McFarland,
Kansas, 1887-1987: The First 100 Years.
McFarland, KS: McFarland Senior Citizens,
Woman's Kansas Day Club. Wabaunsee County Court House.
Note: Some of
the above items are available through the
Loan Program. Contact KHS for additional details.
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