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Hell’s Worth of Wickedness in One Cowtown


Frontier Towns, Chapter 4: Ellsworth, Kansas   “As we go to press, hell is still in session in Ellsworth.”  That’s a famous newspaper headline dating from 1873 about the situation in Ellsworth, Kansas. Ellsworth may have been situated along the … Continue reading

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Your community is a cowtown when…


A lot of people moooooooove there. People come to enjoy the dairy-air (both the aroma and the view – think about it). Residents routinely wait until after the cows come home before doing things. Cows can be seen jumping over … Continue reading

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