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Grand wedding at Runnymede

Grand wedding at Runnymede
Creator: Harper Sentinel
Date: February 27, 1890
A typescript copy of an article first published in the "Harper Sentinel" newspaper, Harper, Kansas. The newspaper reports on the first wedding that took place at Runnymede. The article lists many details about the wedding, from what the bride was wearing to a list of every wedding gift given.


Harper County bond fraud

Harper County bond fraud
Creator: Peen, Robert M.
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
A history of the Harper County, Kansas bond fraud using extracts from the "Report of the Commissioners appointed to investigate the condition of Barbour, Comanche and Harper counties."


History of Runnymede

History of Runnymede
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
A brief history of Runnymede, Kansas, detailing the founding of the town and the lives of some of its inhabitants.


Report of the commissioners appointed to investigate the condition of Barbour, Comanche, and Harper Counties

Report of the commissioners appointed to investigate the condition of Barbour, Comanche, and Harper Counties
Creator: Kansas. Office of the Attorney General
Date: September 19, 1874
Given at a Special Session of the Kansas Legislature, this report describes the investigation that stemmed from the fraudulent Harper County census submitted to the state. The census reported that there were over 600 inhabitants in the county, thus reaching the allotted number of people to be recognized as a county and could be awarded bonds to be used to help with infrastructure. The investigation found that Harper County actually had less than forty inhabitants and that the false census submitted had been a scheme by a few men from the Crawford County area to acquire the bonds and then to sell them for their own gain.


Runnymede

Runnymede
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1927 and 1940
A brief history of Runnymede, Kansas, telling of its founding and eventual desertion.


Runnymede, notes of a visit to a thriving English colony

Runnymede, notes of a visit to a thriving English colony
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: January 1, 1891
A copy of an article on Runnymede, Kansas, originally printed in the "Wichita Eagle." Using notes from a visitor, the article describes the town, from it's thriving businesses to it's flourishing agriculture.


The Kiowa Trail

The Kiowa Trail
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This history of the Kiowa Trail was compiled from notes taken by George A. Root from interviews with J.T. Botkin. The trail was formed around 1871, with it's starting point being Wichita, running into Harper County, and ending in Barber County.


The supposed location of the imaginary town of Bluff City

The supposed location of the imaginary town of Bluff City
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A drawing with notes on "the supposed location of the imaginary town of Bluff City", Harper County, Kansas. Attached is a map of Harper County and more notes with further explanation on Bluff City.


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