This view of the Fairview Hotel in Alta Vista, Kansas was taken by Alma photographer, Gus Meier on August 30, 1912. The Fairview, constructed in 1887, was among the first buildings constructed in the new town of Alta Vista, Kansas. Frank Dean is the man at the left wearing a hat, and the well-dressed gentleman in the black suit is William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
We appreciate everyone who made the Wamego Community Foundation Match Day a success. 72 separate gifts were received and we raised over $23,000! The funds are used toward the rehabilitation of the facade of the Farmers Union Coop building, also known as the annex.
Wabaunsee County, On the Map
1885 Wabaunsee County Plat Map – Pages scanned by Greg Hoots and assembled and stitched by Tom Parish.
Map of school districts in Wabaunsee County in 1882.
Explore Flint Hills Caves
View photographer Tom Parish's unique views of Flint Hills caves and cellars.