-by Greg Hoots- As a child, I often heard stories from my folks of what they always called “the bicycle trip.” The bicycle trip took place three years before I was born, […]
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Fifty years ago, on October 27, 1968 the Wabaunsee County Historical Society held the grand opening of their new museum in Alma, Kansas, the Minnie Palenske Zwanziger Memorial Museum. Present at the […]
For more than a half-century, rural directory companies in Kansas have produced county plat maps in a booklet form that feature all of the Townships of a particular county, while identifying all of the […]
-by Greg Hoots- The Alma National Bank enjoyed a prominent place in the history of the business community of Alma, Kansas, boasting a rich history in the very roots of the town. […]
District 20 is a very early school district in Wabaunsee County, organized in 1867-1868. It is likely that the first school building was constructed of logs. In September of 1874 the school district held a […]
The Eskridge Branch of the Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library system recently partnered with Kansas writer and historian, Greg Hoots to digitize their historic photo collection. The library had a small but significant collection […]