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Letters, newspaper clippings, photographs of Willard, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS P250


Items include clippings about a radio program to be made about the Rock Island freight train derailment, November 11, 1935, with consultation by Frank Stone, Jr. Clippings also include items about the wooden bridge, washed away in the 1951 flood and its replacement, the Willard State Bank, the Lynde Brothers general store, and other such news items. The Willard Ferry (granted a license to operate in 1866) is recalled in a letter to a Mrs. Louis. Lydia Rogers of Tucson, who resided in Willard from 1894-1904, recalls that the Willard Hotel was operated by a Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gibson and that the general store was owned by a Mr. Blackburn.


  • Creation: approximately 1866-1955

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1 folder (20 items + 1 folder (17 photos)) : Reproduced by xerography

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Physical Location

RH MS P250

Physical Location

RH MS-P P250

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gerald H. Reser

Guide to the Willard, Kansas Collection
Letters, newspaper clippings, photographs of Willard, Kansas
mg 7 January 1975; mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Willard, Kansas Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P250, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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