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Guittard Station - Guittard Station was a major stop for the Pony Express.

Guittard Station - Guittard Station was a major stop for the Pony Express.

Elk - is a ghost town in Chase and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Kansas.[1] It lay along Middle Creek northwest of Elmdale and straddled the county line between Chase and Marion County.

Elk - is a ghost town in Chase and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Kansas.[1] It lay along Middle Creek northwest of Elmdale and straddled the county line between Chase and Marion County.

Havana - Ruins of the Havana Stage Station and hotel remain and a sign has been posted on the site.

Havana - Ruins of the Havana Stage Station and hotel remain and a sign has been posted on the site.

Agnes City - Was the county seat of Lyon County until losing to Americus who then lost it to Emporia.

Agnes City - Was the county seat of Lyon County until losing to Americus who then lost it to Emporia.

Jaynesville - Post office was stolen by cowboys from Greensburg, during a fight about which city would be the county seat.

Jaynesville - Post office was stolen by cowboys from Greensburg, during a fight about which city would be the county seat.

Franklin - Started in 1853. The Civil War may have begun at Fort Sumner, but the seeds of that conflict were planted in Kansas at least six years earlier than the start of the War. Franklin was a pro-slavery stronghold and was typical of the hostilities in Franklin. Lawrence was also started as a town at the same time but it was a free-state. High population was in 1860 with over 2,000.

Franklin - Started in 1853. The Civil War may have begun at Fort Sumner, but the seeds of that conflict were planted in Kansas at least six years earlier than the start of the War. Franklin was a pro-slavery stronghold and was typical of the hostilities in Franklin. Lawrence was also started as a town at the same time but it was a free-state. High population was in 1860 with over 2,000.

Cameron - Stumbled across the remains of this town while hunting for arrowheads. I was able to find its name because it is still on our local t.v. stations weather map. I don't know how old this town is or why it was built in this area, between two large creeks.

Cameron - Stumbled across the remains of this town while hunting for arrowheads. I was able to find its name because it is still on our local t.v. stations weather map. I don't know how old this town is or why it was built in this area, between two large creeks.

Cookville - First postmaster was killed when going through high water at the creek on his wagon. Post office was moved. Mostly miners and railroaders lived here

Cookville - First postmaster was killed when going through high water at the creek on his wagon. Post office was moved. Mostly miners and railroaders lived here

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