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Established in February 1857, Emporia's founding fathers named their new business venture Emporia after a flourishing market center in Ancient Carthage. Located in the east-central part of Kansas, Emporia is known as the "Front Porch to the Flint Hills." William Allen White, publisher and editor of the Emporia Gazette, brought national attention to Emporia in the early 1900s. Known for his fiery political essays, White became an advisor to many US presidents, five of whom visited his home, Red Rocks. Emporia is home to Emporia State University, the state's first normal school, founded in 1863. Located on the university campus are the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the Memorial to Fallen Educators, honoring those who lost their lives teaching and working in America's schools. Honoring fallen heroes is a long-standing tradition in Emporia, as it is also the founding city of Veterans Day.
ISBN: 9781467113182
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 224
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Many of the images in this book were selected from collections at the Lyon County Historical Archives and the Walter M. Andersen Collection at the Emporia State University Archives. Steven Hanschu is a reference librarian at William Allen White Library on the Emporia State University campus. Darla Hodges Mallein, a native Emporian, is an associate professor in the social sciences department at Emporia State University.
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