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Occupying land along the Walnut River that once belonged to the Osage Indians, Winfield grew from a small settlement in the early 1870s to a bustling center of culture by 1909, when it was called the "Little Athens of Kansas." Its colleges, picturesque limestone buildings, homes, churches, trolleys, and annual Winfield Chautauqua Assemblies were ideal subjects for the picture postcards popular at the time. These cards, which provided a window to the world of Winfield, now provide a view of its past. The trolley tracks are gone, and Chautauquas have given way to the Walnut Valley Festival, but much remains of the glory that was Winfield.
ISBN: 9781467113083
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kansas
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Beverley Olson Buller was born and raised in Winfield and is a longtime educator with interests in history and children's literature. She has authored two biographies for young readers that were recognized by the Kansas Notable Books List. Postcards in this book appear courtesy of Buller's mother, who was an avid collector.