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This collection is comprised of records and collected materials about the Vinland Grange and the Vinland Fair in Douglas County, Kansas. Vinland Grange No. 163 existed from 1873-1985 and the Vinland Fair was first held in 1874 and continues to this day. The material also includes some historical information about the community of Vinland, Kansas, a small amount of material from other local Granges and a few publications from the National Grange organization.
Through photocopies of newspaper articles and photographs, stories of settlers and essays, the Vinland, Kansas history scrapbook describes the history of Vinland, Douglas County, Kansas, and the Coal Creek Valley area from its beginnings as a settlement of abolitionists in 1854 until 1998. The collection also includes other publications written about Vinland's history and obituaries of area residents from the 1960s to the 1990s.