Lansing, Kansas (Images of America Series)

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Founded by Civil War veteran William Lansing Taylor, Lansing is home to a population quickly approaching 11,000 residents. It is also home to the Lansing Correctional Facility (formerly the Kansas State Penitentiary), the oldest prison in Kansas. Designed by Erasmus Carr, architect of the Kansas State Capitol, the building has stood watch over the area for more than 140 years. As one will find, Lansing and the prison have grown together and mutually benefitted each other. Lansing is also home to Mount Muncie ...
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Founded by Civil War veteran William Lansing Taylor, Lansing is home to a population quickly approaching 11,000 residents. It is also home to the Lansing Correctional Facility (formerly the Kansas State Penitentiary), the oldest prison in Kansas. Designed by Erasmus Carr, architect of the Kansas State Capitol, the building has stood watch over the area for more than 140 years. As one will find, Lansing and the prison have grown together and mutually benefitted each other. Lansing is also home to Mount Muncie Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the state. It is the resting place of several famous people, including Fred Harvey. The photographs in this book are glimpses into time of a small village with one-room schools to a bustling community with one of the busiest north-south highways in Kansas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738561929
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,429,233
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Lansing Historical Museum site supervisor Laura Phillippi is a Kansas native and has a bachelor of science in history from Emporia State University and a master's degree in history from Fort Hays State University. Nolan Sunderman has a bachelor of science in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Missouri State University. He is the director of the Economic Development Department and the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Lansing. Phillippi and Sunderman, along with local citizens, have gathered a variety of photographs to tell the unique story of Lansing, "the City with a Future."
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments 6 Introduction 7
1 Founding 9
2 Kansas State Penitentiary 15
3 Railroads 53
4 Rural Life 59
5 School Days 71
6 Mount Muncie Cemetery 83
7 Military Heritage 91
8 Incorporation and Expansion 105
9 The City with a Future 117
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