Welcome to the Flint Hills Special, your digital history magazine. Please scroll down the listing of stories or search for specific subjects while exploring Kansas history from the comfort of your home.
-by Greg Hoots- Introduction In the spring of 1934 the most heinous, violent murder in the history of Wabaunsee County occurred in the rural hills southeast of the county seat of Alma, […]
This 1965 view of the historic business district in Alma, Kansas looks north at the intersection of Missouri and 3rd Streets. Every building in this photo is still standing today, except one, […]
Wabaunsee County, Kansas was late to get on the railroad bandwagon. While the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) made an offer to place a line through the county in the […]
-by Greg Hoots- When my wife, Cheryl and I moved into our present home, there were no flower beds established on the lot. There was a long, narrow flower bed along the […]
-by Howard Johnstone- EDITOR’S NOTE by Greg Hoots: I am very pleased to present the digital version of this incredible World War II story, authored by an old friend of mine, Howard […]
-by Greg Hoots- A casual look at the history of Wabaunsee County and the Kansas Flint Hills might lead one to think that most of the County’s earliest homes and other buildings […]
-by Greg Hoots- I’ve always loved cars. New ones, old ones, and everything in between, automobiles have always caught my eye. The first car which I drove to high school was a […]