Tag: Allen County history

A new year presents an opportunity to see things with new eyes. If it seems like nothing in life here is about the business of changing, perhaps one might find the way forward with a…

Near the southern tip of the Allen-Woodson border, is an immense native stone rise that’s known by many as Zeig’s Hill, and before that, Quackenbos Hill. The name comes from Professor George Quackenbos, a nineteenth…

The German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel once quipped that, contrary to popular opinion, the most concrete things in the world are heady, complex thoughts, whereas it’s everyday modes of thinking and speaking that are abstract, detached…

For over 150 years, The Iola Register has documented life in Iola and Allen County. The thousands of pages of newsprint we’ve published contain the first draft of our community’s history. In countless instances, this…

Humanities Kansas recently awarded $10,000 to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center to support “Taking Southeast Kansas History Online.” The project involves building a digital map of southeast Kansas historical sites, specifically in Allen and Woodson…