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Ellis County History Bibliography

Image of Kansas map with Ellis County highlighted.Baier, William. "St. Boniface Church at Vincent Celebrates Golden Anniversary". Hays Daily News. Dec. 10, 1957. [2 pp.]. (Microfilm reel: H 213).

"Blizzard of 1886 Makes Other Storms Seem Like Squalls", Hays Daily News. Jan. 24, 1954. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 202).

Booster's Club of Hays City. Hays City, Kansas: A Town that Wants You & a Town that You Want. Topeka, KS: Crane, 1912. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/ no. 12).

Bradbury, Maxine. Profiles of Ellis, Kansas. Ellis, KS: Ellis Review, 1972. (K/978.1/-EL5/ B726/no. 1).

________. Profiles II of Ellis, Kansas. Ellis, KS: Ellis Review, 1972. (K/978.1/-EL5/B726/no. 2).

"Buffalo Wallows Near Hays Still Show Signs of King of the Prairie's Reign", Hays Daily News. Mar. 3, 1957. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 211).

Burkey, Blaine E. Custer, Come at Once! Hays, KS: Thomas More Prep, 1976. (K/978.1/ -EL5/F77/Pam.v.1/no. 1).

________. Ellis County Gold: The Emigrants' Guide & Diggers' Handbook to Ellis County History (1858-1908). Hays City, KS: Thomas More Prep, 1979. (K/978.1/-EL5/B917e).

________. Hays Historical Clippings. N.p.: 1972. (K/978.1/-EL5/B917).

"Cowardly Killer [Jim Curry] Roamed Hays Streets in Early Days", Hays Daily News. Sept. 20, 1953. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

Curror, D. Victoria Colony, Ellis County, Kansas, 1872-74. N.p.: n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/V66c).

Dale, Kittie. Echoes & Etchings of Early Ellis. N.p.: Big Mountain Press, 1964. (K/978.1/ -EL5/D154).

"Deer & Antelope Roamed in Large Numbers Along Saline River in Early Days", Hays Daily News. Dec. 13, 1953. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

Drees, James D. Gunfighters of Ellis County. Hays, KS: Hays Daily News, 1992. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 19).

________. The Hays City Vigilante Period, 1868-1869. Master's thesis, Ft. Hays State University, 1983. (K/978.1/-EL5/H332).

Dreiling, B.M. Golden Jubilee of the German-Russian Settlements of Ellis & Rush Counties, Kansas, Aug. 31, Sept. 1 & 2, 1926. Hays, KS: Ellis County News, 1926. (K/978.1/-EL5/D813).

Dreiling, Norbert R. Official Centennial History of the Volga-German Settlements in Ellis & Rush Counties in Kansas, 1876-1976. Hays, KS: Volga-German Centennial Association, 1976. (K/978.1/ -EL5/D813c).

"Early History of Ellis County & Hays City Notes Failure in Attempts to Cultivate Land", Hays Daily News. Feb. 16, 1958. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: NP1171).

Ellis County Historical Society. At Home in Ellis County, Kansas, 1867-1992. (2 vols.). Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1991. (K/978.1/-EL5/EL5).

"Ellis County Lost Many Residents in 1874 When Grasshoppers Ruined Promising Crops", Hays Daily News. Feb. 23, 1958. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: NP 1171).

Freese, John H. Souvenir of Hays City & Ellis County, Kansas, April, 1908. Hays City, KS: Author, 1908. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 2).

"Greatest Showman in World [P.T. Barnum] Visits Hays & Loses a Fortune in Stud Poker Game [1869]", Hays Daily News. Nov. 22, 1953. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

"Hard Work of German Girl [Anna Mueller King] Made Trees Grow in Hays", Hays Daily News. Nov. 15, 1953. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

Harger, C.M. The Last Big Town in Western Kansas. Hays, KS: Ellis County News, 1928. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1 /no. 8).

"Hays Center of Buffalo Country in Mid-1800", Hays Daily News. Mar. 18, 1956. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 208).

Hays Chamber of Commerce. The Story of the Early Life of Ft. Hays & of Hays City. Hays, KS: Old Ft. Hays Historical Association, 1959. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.2/no. 6).

Hays City Commercial Club. Bulletin No. 1: Pertaining to Branch State Normal School & Ft. Hays Branch Experiment Station. Hays City, KS: HCCC, 1902. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 3).

Hays-Ellis County Centennial Committee. Indians to Industry: A History of Hays & Ellis County. Hays, KS: Ellis County Star, 1967. (K/978.1/-EL5/ Pam.v.2/no. 9).

"Hays had Brutal Criminal Cases Even After Its Wildest Days; Many Murder Cases were Dismissed", Hays Daily News. Jan. 3, 1954. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 202).

"Hays had Something Worse than Dust Storms When Big Fire of 1895 Hit", Hays Daily News. Jan. 31, 1954. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 202).

"Heroic Rider of Mexican War [Charley Wentz] Lived & Died in Hays", Hays Daily News. Sept. 27, 1953. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

Hill, W.A. Historic Hays. Hays, KS: News Publishing Co., 1938. (K/978.1/ -EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 11).

________. Rome: The Predecessor of Hays. N.p.: n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 9).

"[Jack Downing] Tells Tale of Last Hays Indian Scare, May 19, 1877", Hays Daily News. July 29, 1956. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 209).

"Jim Curry is Rated One of the Most Depraved Characters in Early History of Hays City", Hays Daily News. Mar. 2, 1958. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: NP1171).

Kansas State Historical Society. Ellis County Clippings, 1873-1999. (6 vols.). Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/Clipp./v.1-6).

________. Ft. Hays Clippings, 1900-1969. Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/F77).

"Kipple Murder Case in Toulon Rocked Ellis County in 1880's", Hays Daily News. Oct. 7, 1956. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 210).

Martin, Jennie. A Brief History of the Early Days of Ellis, Kansas. N.p.: n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/ Pam.v.1/no. 5).

"Matt Clarkson Says Hays had Worse Women than Calamity [Jane], Poker Alice", Hays Daily News. Jan. 10, 1954. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 202).

Middlekauff, Mrs. J.H., Paul King, H.R. Pollock & Nick Ruder. Ellis County Courthouses & Officers, 1867-1942. N.p.: n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 10).

Middlekauff, Josephine. "Pioneer Hays Doctor J.H. Middlekauff Worked Without Hospital Aids". Hays Daily News. Jan. 31, 1954. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 202).

Miller, S.F. "Life on Kansas Plains was Lonely, Austere during Pioneer Days of 1870's". Hays Daily News. June 30, 1957. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 212).

Motz, S. Historical & Biographical Sketches. Hays City, KS: Old Settlers' Association of Ellis County, 1900. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 1).

"Much of What was Rome, Kansas, Important to Life of Hays City", Hays Daily News. Sept. 30, 1956. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 210).

"Nothing Humdrum in Early Life of Victoria", Hays Daily News. Feb. 5, 1956. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 208).

Image of general order 17 concerning the turning over of property to the supply department at Fort Hays.Oliva, Leo E. Ft. Hays, Frontier Army Post, 1865-1889. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1980. (K/978.1/-EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 18).

Ormerod, Jessie B. "Early Ellis History, 1873-1883". Ellis Review. June 1-22, & July 6 & 13, 1939. [6 pp.]. (Microfilm reel: E1104).

Philip, Jennie W. The Victoria Colony: A Roster of the Colonists. N.p.: 1973. (K/978.1/ -EL5/Mss./no. 1).

"Pioneer [Laura Rawson] of Western Kansas Draws Comparison between the 1880s & Now", Hays Daily News. Apr. 6, 1958. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: NP 1171).

Pollock, Harry R. Colonies in Ellis County. N.p.: Author, n.d. (K/978.1/-EL5/ Pam.v.2/no. 8).

"Razing of Old Ellis House' Will Remove Famous Social Center during Pioneer Days", Hays Daily News. Feb. 9, 1935. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 155).

"Rise & Fall of Rome, Ellis County Capital of 1867 with Fabulous Future", Hays Daily News. Jan. 1, 1956. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 208).

Souvenir Booklet Committees. "It Pays to Live in Hays"--Because. . . . N.p.: n.d. (K/978.1/ -EL5/Pam.v.1/no. 4).

"[Town of] Chetola Once Meant Gold in Hays Area", Hays Daily News. Sept. 16, 1956. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 210).

"[Town of] Yocemento had Its Start in Cement", Hays Daily News. Sept. 23, 1956. [1 p.]. (Microfilm reel: H 210).

"Two Notorious Bandits [Joe Collins & Bill Heffridge] Cheat Sheriff & Posse Out of a Necktie Party' Here", Hays Daily News. Oct. 4, 1953. [1 p]. (Microfilm reel: H 201).

Werth, Alvin V. Our Ancestors' Quest for Freedom Realized in Schoenchen, Kansas. Hays, KS: Schoenchen Centennial Committee, 1979. (K/978.1/-EL5/Sch62).