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Ghost towns of Kansas : a traveler's guide

Author: Daniel Fitzgerald
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1988.
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This illustrated guide to Kansas ghost towns will delight travelers and armchair tourists alike. Organized by region, it tells the story of 100 towns that have either disappeared without a trace or are only "a shadowy remnant of what they once were." Fitzgerald chronicles each town's settlement, politics, colorful figures and legends, and eventual abandonment or decline. Ten maps and detailed intructions for finding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Local history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fitzgerald, Daniel.
Ghost towns of Kansas.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1988
(OCoLC)569508581
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0700603670 9780700603671 0700603689 9780700603688
OCLC Number: 17413062
Description: xiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Joseph W. Snell --
Northeast Kansas --
East Central Kansas --
Southeast Kansas --
North Central Kansas --
Central Kansas --
South Central Kansas --
Northwest Kansas --
West Central Kansas --
Southwest Kansas.
Responsibility: Daniel Fitzgerald.

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This illustrated guide to Kansas ghost towns will delight travelers and armchair tourists alike. Organized by region, it tells the story of 100 towns that have either disappeared without a trace or are only "a shadowy remnant of what they once were." Fitzgerald chronicles each town's settlement, politics, colorful figures and legends, and eventual abandonment or decline. Ten maps and detailed intructions for finding each site are included.

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-A fascinating trip back in time to some Kansas communities most of us never heard of. Concise and easy to read, this book is as entertaining as it is educational.---Ron Welch, editor, Kansas Motorist Read more...

 
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