Rooks County Kansas History

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Rooks County Kansas History

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Plainville Memorial Library, Stockton Public Library, Palco Public Library

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V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873
V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873 scrapbooks/publicity

V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873
V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873 scrapbooks

V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873
V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873 scrapbooks and part of an attendance and membership book

V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873
V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 8873 minutes

Groom Family
Threshing crew - Groom family and friends

Groom family
Groom family home was located east of Rooks County Golf Course on (2018) Kerns property. Identification on photo :Bottom L to R - Lum Pugh, Mrs. Lum Pugh, unknown man, Billy Groom, Uncle Tom Schumaid. Top L to R - Daisy Haines (cousin), Ona Groom,…

Webster Store
After the land was purchased for Webster Lake, the Webster Store, owned by the Richardson's, was the first building on the site of new Webster. They moved to new Webster on April 19, 1953. Albert and Frona Richardson ran the store until 1981, when…

Rooks County Fair
The 1956 Ford Mainline Raffle car and Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Trailer at the Rooks County Fair, August 1956. Following the barbeque and Webster Lake Dedication Ceremony, a dance was held in Stockton. The final item for the day was the raffle…

Blizzard
Stockton's Midwest Motel is shown buried under snow. This picture was taken on March 27, 1958.

Electric Power Plant
The electric power plant, built in 1887, made Stockton one of the first towns in western Kansas and one of the smallest towns in the nation to have electricity. It began as a private business and then sold to the city in 1889. The building was made…
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