TCHS Newsletters

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter to update members of on-going business of the historical society and any upcoming events.

The newsletter is also a venue for historical articles and research by members.

The newsletter is emailed to all members.

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Newsletter March 2018

  • Excerpt from 1st QUARTER NEWSLETTER March 2018

    HUGE WALNUT AND OAK TREES ALONG STRANGER CREEK

    Prior to 1900 Oak and Walnut trees were a prized commodity. It seemed like most of the very large trees grew around a water supply like Stranger Creek. In fact it was said the the first owner of the Kenna Farm (Just north of US 24/40 highway east of Tonganoxie) made a fortune" from the trees along Stranger Creek.

    The photo above is not a very good photo, but it does represent what Stranger Creek looked like before all the trees were cut along its banks. One can get a visual idea of how large some of those trees had to be.

    Today Stranger creek does not look anything like it did before it was channelized and clear cut after the 1951 flood. All the vegetation was removed and the stream was straightened to help control flooding.

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