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library 1890 July 16, 2024 · Katie Keckeisen The Library on Capitol Square Discover the library's first permanent home on the Capitol grounds, which library leaders hoped would become "a lasting monument to the enterprise of our city." Local History True Crime header June 28, 2024 · Hayley Swisher Local History: The suspicious death of "Six Foot" Kramer In 1930 Topekans were shocked when a local packing company's VP became the victim of foul play. Discover more about Roy Kramer and his killer. old cemetery April 26, 2024 · Jennifer Masters Discovering a missing part of my history Discover how one library staffers curiosity was sparked in the library's Baker Genealogy Center and how you can also use these free resources. black & white photo of elaboarate mansion April 18, 2024 · Katie Keckeisen Anatomy of a Folly: The history of Topeka's peculiar mansion An eccentric millionaire. The birth of a religious movement. A speakeasy. A mysterious fire. All this can be found in the history of one of Topeka's most awe-inspiring houses. True Crime March 5, 2024 · Hayley Swisher Local History: The last illegal public hanging in Topeka (Part 2) Pick up on the story of a 1889 Topeka burglary that claimed the life of A.T. Rodgers and his murderer. True Crime January 22, 2024 · Hayley Swisher Local History: Last illegal public hanging in Topeka (Part 1) An 1889 late night attack in Topeka at 3rd & Fillmore started the events that led to an illegal public hanging. online newspaper search January 22, 2024 · James Mosher Finding local & family history in Newspaper Index Learn a little history about the Topeka and Shawnee County newspaper index and how to use it to find your family history. retro cooking December 14, 2023 · Katie Keckeisen Retro recipes from the Topeka Room Katie tried cookie recipes from newspapers & recipe books in the library's local history section from between 1913 & 1946. WWII photo November 14, 2023 · Susan Schafer Researching your family's veterans Find resources to help you explore the lives of your family's veterans from any U.S. military conflict. bank robber November 7, 2023 · Susan Schafer Bank robbers, G-Men & 1937 Topeka shoot out On April 16, 1937, 2 fugitives & 3 FBI agents met at a Topeka post office. What happened became national news. sam radges October 12, 2023 · Katie Keckeisen Local History: The eccentric life & death of Samuel Radges Explore one of Topeka’s most unusual citizens – secretary of a liars club & eccentric afterlife planner. medium image September 19, 2023 · Katie Keckeisen Local History: Topeka's spiritualist fraud In 1881 at a séance held by Mrs. Holladay in Topeka, William W. Aber said spirits declared him to be a powerful medium. Old Photos September 6, 2023 · Sherri Camp Caring for your personal collections Find best practices to protect & store your collection of photos, documents, quilts or other heirlooms. murder August 24, 2023 · Katie Keckeisen Local history: library, lottery & murder shocked Topeka In 1876, a scandal threatened to tarnish the library’s reputation and even led to murder. golden rule April 21, 2023 · Debbie Stanton The Golden Rule in genealogy Learn how the Golden Rule applies to your family history research and give back to your global community. train old March 14, 2023 · Adrienne Sanders Who built the railroad? Adrienne uncovers the history and contributions of immigrant railroad workers in Topeka. Abandoned Featured 1920x500 March 6, 2023 · Hayley Swisher Abandoned Topeka with Emily Cowan Author Emily Cowan conducted a large amount of research to discover & document Topeka's hidden stories. Abolition of Slavery - Featured 1920x500 February 27, 2023 · Susan Schafer Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation Find first person narratives & primary sources to research the destruction of slavery & the transition to freedom. family featured 1920x500 December 28, 2022 · Sherri Camp Writing your family's story You can tell the story of your family's culture, neighborhoods & experiences to add to our collective history. train old December 13, 2022 · Adrienne Sanders Railroad history: Choose your own adventure Adrienne offers suggestions for uncovering interesting facts about Topeka's railroad history. Carnival Featured 1920x500 October 11, 2022 · Adrienne Sanders Uncovering the history of local festivals Adrienne explores the drama of Topeka's first fall festival in the late 1890s. recipes featured 1920x500 August 11, 2022 · Adrienne Sanders Local cookbooks are a window to the past Adrienne explores cookbooks from all sorts of Topeka-based churches, clubs and businesses 1908 - 1989. newspaper online featured 1920x500 July 28, 2022 · Susan Schafer Online newspapers – amazing genealogy resource Newspaper research can bring your ancestors' stories to life with facts & insight into to their lives. family tree - featured 1920x500 June 17, 2022 · Sherri Camp Easy steps to create and print your family tree With the help of these simple tips, creating a family tree has never been easier.
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