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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

Wilson County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Fredonia Ice Skating

FREDONIA.  Fredonia people skate on a pond lighted by electricity, but some say it spoils half the fun. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 31, 1895. Page 3. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies,...

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Poncher Family Struck By Lightning

GUILFORD.  Serious Accident. About two weeks since the family of Mr. Poncher, son-in-law of Mr. Root, of Guilford, set out to move to Caney, with two teams, one of horse and the other of oxen. They had reached a point on their journey about fifteen miles south of Elk...

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