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by Daniel C. Fitzgerald


This is a must resource for either the traveler or the armchair adventurer interested in Kansas and its widely diversified past. -Great Plains Newsletter

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). This is a must resource for either the traveler or the armchair adventurer interested in Kansas and its widely diversified past. -Great Plains Newsletter. 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.

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Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Traveler's Guide by Daniel Fitzgerald. University Press of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas, 1988. History of Kansas by . Chicago, Illinois, 1883. Sandlin, Lee (2013). Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers. pp. 125–28, 189. ISBN 978-0-307-37852-1. Frank Baum also had a niece, Dorothy Louise Gage, who died in infancy. Standard Publishing Company.

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Condensed and redesigned as a traveler's guide, it is organized by. .Twenty of the towns included are discussed for the first time in this volume. The book also contains more than 100 black-and-white photographs of town scenes.

Condensed and redesigned as a traveler's guide, it is organized by region and features ten maps and detailed instructions for finding each site.

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. Kullanıcılar ne diyor?

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My thanks to you all. Richard W. Jennings.

by Daniel Fitzgerald. Many of them barely got beyond the drawing board and hundreds of them flowered briefly and died, victims of the "boom or bust" economy of the frontier and the vagaries of weather, finance, mining, agriculture, railroad construction, and politics.

Re: Ghost Towns of Kansas (A Traveler's Guide). Hey KCSeek I see there is another Ottawa person here. Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread or not but Fitzgerald has 6 books on the subject of ghost towns in kansas

Re: Ghost Towns of Kansas (A Traveler's Guide). Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread or not but Fitzgerald has 6 books on the subject of ghost towns in kansas. He is a Kansas native and wrote the first one when he was in high school. Here is the list of books: Ghost Towns of Kansas Vol. 1 (1976) Ghost Towns of Kansas Vol. 2 (1979) Ghost Towns of Kansas Vol. 3 (1982) Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Travelers Guide (1988) Faded Dreams: More Ghost towns of Kansas (1994) Ghost Towns of Kansas 6 (2009).

As soon as the Kansas Territory was opened for settlement in 1854, towns sprang up like mushrooms—first along the Missouri border, then steadily westward along trail routes, rivers, and railroad lines. Many of them barely got beyond the drawing board and hundreds of them flowered briefly and died, victims of the "boom or bust" economy of the frontier and the vagaries of weather, finance, mining, agriculture, railroad construction, and politics.Ghost Towns of Kansas is a practical guide to these forsaken settlements and a chronicle of their role in the history of Kansas. It focuses on 100 towns that have either disappeared without a trace or are only "a shadowy remnant of what they once were," telling the story of each town's settlement, politics, colorful figures and legends, and eventual abandonment or decline.The culmination of more than ten years of research, this new book is a distillation of the author's immensely popular three-volume work on the state's ghost towns, now out of print. Condensed and redesigned as a traveler's guide, it is organized by region and features ten maps and detailed instructions for finding each site. Twenty of the towns included are discussed for the first time in this volume. The book also contains more than 100 black-and-white photographs of town scenes.With this new guide in hand, travelers and armchair adventurers alike can journey back to the Kansas frontier—to places like Octagon City, where settlers signed a pledge not to consume liquor, tobacco, or "the flesh of animals" in order to purchase land at $1.25 per acre from the Vegetarian Settlement Company. Or to Sheridan, a tough, end-of-the-line railroad town where, according to the Kansas Commonwealth, "the scum of creation have congregated and assumed control of municipal and social affairs." At least thirty men were hanged and a hundred killed either in gunfights or by Indians during Sheridan's tumultuous two-year life span. Today the only remainder of Octagon City is a stream named Vegetarian Creek, and "wild and woolly" Sheridan is again a pasture.

Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Traveler's Guide epub download

ISBN13: 978-0700603688

ISBN: 0700603689

Author: Daniel C. Fitzgerald

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; 1st edition (April 14, 1988)

Pages: 368 pages

ePUB size: 1815 kb

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Rating: 4.4

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Nikohn
this is a great book and an easy read. the directions are pretty informitive but it lacks the kind of detailed maps that would make locating these towns a sinch.

my wife and i are planning a couple of short trips this summer to find some of these cities, i may review my thoughts on the book based on our ease of finding these locations but i find it hard to believe that my opinion would improve.
Nikohn
this is a great book and an easy read. the directions are pretty informitive but it lacks the kind of detailed maps that would make locating these towns a sinch.

my wife and i are planning a couple of short trips this summer to find some of these cities, i may review my thoughts on the book based on our ease of finding these locations but i find it hard to believe that my opinion would improve.
Agalen
This was a great resource for both history and adventuring. I thought the level of detail was great, not so much that it becomes boring but enough to give you insight into the communities. A great resource for anyone headed out to or through Kansas.
Agalen
This was a great resource for both history and adventuring. I thought the level of detail was great, not so much that it becomes boring but enough to give you insight into the communities. A great resource for anyone headed out to or through Kansas.
Vit
Great book. Fast shipping. Thanks
Vit
Great book. Fast shipping. Thanks
Rgia
This book surprised me. I wanted to know more about ghost towns, and learned history of the towns, as well as a deeper understanding of how and why these towns came to be in the first place, as well as the reasons for their demise. It was surprisingly fun and easy to read.
Rgia
This book surprised me. I wanted to know more about ghost towns, and learned history of the towns, as well as a deeper understanding of how and why these towns came to be in the first place, as well as the reasons for their demise. It was surprisingly fun and easy to read.
crazy mashine
very good book. I enjoy taking it when we take trips around Kansas. I also enjoy just reading it.
crazy mashine
very good book. I enjoy taking it when we take trips around Kansas. I also enjoy just reading it.
Anarasida
Excellent Product
Anarasida
Excellent Product
Welahza
Good book for history buffs and travelers who enjoy out-of-the-unusual experiences.
Welahza
Good book for history buffs and travelers who enjoy out-of-the-unusual experiences.
great book!!!
great book!!!