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Nyle H. Miller

Historian. Born: November 16, 1907, Anthony, Kansas. Died: August 8, 1988, Topeka, Kansas.

Nyle H. MillerNyle Miller was born in Anthony, Kansas, in 1907 to Alfred Lulu Pearl Blankinship Miller. He married Esther Isbell Pennock. He served as secretary of the Kansas Historical Society from 1951 until his retirement at the end of 1976. He had been managing editor of the Kansas Historical Quarterly. He is the author of numerous books including Why the West Was Wild, which he co-authored with Joseph Snell.

He was named the Native Sons and Daughters' Kansan of the Year in 1975. Miller died in Topeka in 1988. In recognition of his service, a seminar on Kansas history was held November 12, 1976, in Topeka. A number of papers were presented in tribute to Miller. The Kansas Historical Society presents an award in his honor, the Nyle H. Miller Local Historical Organization Award.

Entry: Miller, Nyle H.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2015

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