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AL   Allen County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio who was a strong supporter of westward expansion. The county seat of Allen County is Iola, Kansas.

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Old, Newspaper

Shawnee County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Just Like White Folks

George Bailey, a colored Topeka teamster, shot twice at Mrs. Fanny Thompson, a colored widow, the other day because she refused to marry him, putting a bullet through each arm of the woman.  He then killed himself.  The Kinsley Graphic, Kinsley, Kansas.  November 29,...

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SAR Officers Elected

TOPEKA.  The Sons of the American Revolution of Kansas, in session at Topeka, elected George D. Hale president; H. J. Adams, secretary; A. K. Rodgers, treasurer; T. E. Bowman, registrar, and J. L. Furber, historian. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday,...

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Carved Music Rack

SILVER LAKE.  A Silver Lake girl has carved a music rack which sold for $ 65. She will probably marry a man who can’t find the second joint of a duck, and she’ll have to keep on carving all her life. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895....

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Fell From Hay Wagon

CHARLES SIMMONS, who was recently killed in Shawnee County, by falling from a load of hay, was an Englishman, twenty three years old, and said to have been the last member of the family, on his father's side, so that the lineage is now extinct. His widowed mother and...

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500 Camp Kettles

The Mennonites have left with a Topeka foundry an order for five hundred camp kettles. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. Friday, December 25, 1874. Page 3. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

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