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Arkansas City, Kansas: People, Places, and Events (Images of America Series)

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Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events is a continuation of the story of Arkansas City. The first Arkansas City told a general history of the community and its origins, the major events that occurred, and the people who built and shaped the community. Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events delves deeper into the early pioneer history of this Kansas town. It covers more of the major founders who came into Osage territory not only making a home but creating a thriving community, major entertainers and ...

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Overview

Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events is a continuation of the story of Arkansas City. The first Arkansas City told a general history of the community and its origins, the major events that occurred, and the people who built and shaped the community. Arkansas City: People, Places, and Events delves deeper into the early pioneer history of this Kansas town. It covers more of the major founders who came into Osage territory not only making a home but creating a thriving community, major entertainers and athletes who lived and played in Arkansas City, law enforcement origins and events, and organizations that helped support and shape the area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738560496
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,416,242
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather D. Ferguson is the director of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City. She holds a master's degree in anthropology and a bachelor's degree in history. She has been at the museum for 10 years and is well studied on the history of the area. Ferguson was also involved in the publication of Cherokee Strip Land Rush and Arkansas City. The majority of the images in this book are from the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum's extensive collections, and much of the information used is from previous publications and research assistance from Wilbur Killblane, Terry Eaton, and Larry Rhodes.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Building a Town 9

2 Business and Industry 21

3 Entertainers 39

4 Sports 47

5 Clubs and Organizations 59

6 Churches 71

7 Law Enforcement 81

8 Hospitals 95

9 Schools 105

10 Chilocco Indian Agricultural School 119

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